You can be amazing…. You can turn a phrase into a weapon or a drug…. (Yes, I would totally do what these dancers did. I would dance with no music, for no reason. I WOULD!!!!)

Good Tunesday my loves. Sorry I’ve been away for so long. Life has changed drastically in the last week or so. I’ve moved out and am living on my own for the first time in my adult life. The silence is sometimes deafening, but I’m keeping busy with household projects. I’ve been visiting friends and trying to learn to do things on my own. Trying to brave.

I’m learning to be truthful in my pursuit of happiness. To think not only of myself, but the others that my quest affects.

My advice, open your heart and mouth. Screw up the courage within and speak your truth. Be prepared, because the outcome ain’t gonna be pretty. Cry your heart out, wait for the dust to settle but be strong in your convictions. Move forward!

Not everyone is going to like what you have to say, or the path you decide to take. Live your life, without selfishness. In time, you will forgive yourself. Hopefully, others will forgive you even if they don’t fully understand your motives. You. Must. Choose. Your. Path.

Your future depends on it.

I dedicate this post and song to those in my life that are searching for courage. For their chance to roar. It takes 20 seconds to speak up and change your life. Make yourself heard and love with all of your heart and soul.

I wanna see you be brave.


A Sparkly Girl

P.S. I’ve written a short story for my Romantic Wednesday post. With a little editing, it should be perfect.

23 thoughts on “Tunesday-Brave

  1. Being brave and escaping anothers prisons for you! Smile it gets better. The only thing missing here is allgeance regalia. The usa has the native am,erican and hispanic and other regalia they just never were given the opportunity to show it. Now they will. Dance, celebrate, and smile while you do! We have them all here and they need to come out of that closet!!! Even the white europeans had celtic, dutch etc. We chose the suit and/or jeans, shame. Everybody and anybody can buy them.

  2. the day I moved out was the scariest and the most exciting of my life. I felt freedom and peace. Yes it was quiet as hell. But I played this and other songs over and over in loud booming volume. they were my reminders that I had chosen to live instead of just survive. And you will too.

    • I understand exactly how you felt. I wanted to be happy, but not too happy. I wanted to be excited too. I tried my best to think of my husband and his sadness. I know I hurt him deeply. I pray he heals. And that he finds love again. That he will be brave.

      You will thrive my love and so will I. We will live and so will those that we left behind.

      Love, Renee

  3. Aww hun I know how hard the decision to walk away is I just went after 17 years together, sometimes too much has happened, sometimes the space gives room for manoeuvre and negotiation, the truth is sometimes we get so lost in trying to fix everyone else around us we don’t tend to our own needs, with a little one my break is not quite as simple as making a clean break but it has been liberating to allow myself to be me once more, for the first time in a long time I look in the mirror and see me beginning to look back

    • Dear Paula,

      It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done, along with the decision to stop drinking. I figured if I could stop drinking during the hardest time in my life, I could do anything.

      I feel incredible guilt for hurting my husband and children. For dismantling a family. But I know that I will be a better woman on my own. I will be a better mother.

      I wish I could take Rogers pain away. Make him see that I was not good for him. I think he’ll figure that out. I pray he does.

      Hugs to you my dear. I’m proud of you for continuing your journey on your own.

      Love, Renee

  4. Reblogged this on Let's Have Another Piece of Pie and commented:
    Here is a great encouraging blog post I read today —-
    “I dedicate this post and song to those in my life that are searching for courage. For their chance to roar. It takes 20 seconds to speak up and change your life. Make yourself heard and love with all of your heart and soul.”

  5. I just keep in mind that everything in life is a lesson to be learnt. The day we stop is the day we die. My ex and I are finding new happiness and peace. We each can see that together we were truly not happy. And that life is not coming to an end. It is just starting. My journey led me thru the lives of others who are not coping so well. But I see it this way. All things happen for a reason. We need each other in those moments for strength, support, a different view of ourselves. And when we are strong or can finally see ourselves thru different eyes, well then we move forward. It is not out of a lack of love, but because we have learned to finally love ourselves more, that we leave some behind.
    Hugs and strength

  6. Well done Renee. All people cringe at change because of the fears they associate with that change. Be proud of the fact that you have the courage to step into your fears. Take a bow, and you have my applause to accompany it. πŸ™‚

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