OMG. I did it.
I can’t even believe you are even here and I am doing this. AGAIN. If you have followed me over the past few years, you know that blogging has been in and out of my crazy life, but never really consistent. I blogged for many years on our family blog, Footballs and Crowns (holla if you remember those days!) – I am so glad I did as I pretty much have a book of all my feelings as a young mama and even the birth of my little BOSS. Then I blogged at Suburban Strut. I loved that one too. It was a fun way for me to share my favorite tips and tricks in all things beauty, fashion, and being a woman. But there was always a lingering problem, especially with SS, NEVER ENOUGH TIME. In my Suburban Strut days, I was working full time, not even doing RF yet, and barely had time to love on my husband. We were raising babies, creating careers, and pretty much miserable. My dreams and goals have always been attached to this. Writing. Sharing. Encouraging. Loving on women that needed it. But Satan told me that I was neglecting my husband and babies by trying to blog in addition to our everyday life. As much as I loved it – I just could not make it a priority. I was so unhappy and missed it – but I felt like I had no choice. My Shane, Claire, Owen, and Bree, and then my career, had to come first. BLAH EFFING BLAH.
Well holy crap. Here we are. Years later and I am completely different person in so many ways. I am a stay at home mama now (Suburban Strut would pee her pants if I told her that HA!), I earn an income leading my amazing Rodan and Fields team and helping so many of YOU have the best skin of your life (Suburban Strut would roll her eyes and would not believe me on that either HA!), I exercise every day and wear a fancy fitbit watch, I get up at 5am AND I LIKE IT (Suburban Strut is literally rolling on the floor right now). I always said I would never blog again because I did not want to embarrass myself AGAIN by not following through. But in the back of my mind and the depths of heart (and gut) the Lord has been telling me to try again. I fought this, LORD I fought this. I just did not want to fail again. I was so damn scared. But as I was trying to ignore Him, I realized that this is the very thing I am supposed to be doing. The very thing that we are most afraid of is EXACTLY what we are supposed to chase like our ass is on fire.
So here I am. I can’t even believe it. The familiarity of this screen and typing my thoughts away feels like home. Its so surreal. I honestly never thought I would see this day again. I love writing. I love encouraging. I love helping woman feel confident and beautiful. I love making you laugh. I love helping you find the dress that makes you feel like a million bucks that did not cost you your child’s college savings. I love sharing my favorite new sunnies or lip gloss. I have always loved those simple things but I have this crazy tugging at my heart to make it more than just casual IG posts, even though that is so much easier and less scary.
So I want to say it. Out loud. Well not really, but you get it HA! And on the internets.
I want to write a book
I want to grow this into a movement.
I want to travel the country and meet y’all.
I want to boldly change the world.
Jesus. That sounded insane I know – but that is what this is. Living in Bold. BOLDED. No more sitting back, going through life in regular font, italicized every once in a while. When you bold words- you are making them stronger, more important, and noticeable. Why the hell would we not live the same way? We are strong. We are important. We should shine and be noticed for our boldness.
We are going to step up together and have the audacity to live a BOLDED life. We are worthy of it. The Lord wants us too. Trust me. He has been telling me over and over and over. So here we are – RB is back, and she is on a mission.
Who wants to join me?