Becoming Brave

My whole life I’ve always loved adventurous endeavors. However, I never really was one to partake in the so called adventure. But I loved the idea of it. Lately I’ve been realizing that it’s a spirit of fear that’s holding me back, and the spirit of fear comes from the enemy. The enemy’s job is to steal, kill, and destroy and I don’t know about you, but I sure as hell don’t want the enemy to have that kind of control over me. So I’m determined to break the spirit of fear the enemy has place upon me. I’m becoming brave.


Becoming brave can be something different for every single person. For me it has been a few select activities/experiences I’ve done. I’m here to share them with you and encourage you do something maybe you’ve been too scared to try.

1. I got a tattoo. 

I KNOW! I GOT A TATTOO CAN YOU ACTUALLY BELIEVE IT? Well its for real. Having a tattoo is something I’ve literally always wanted. But I convinced myself I didn’t want one because honestly I was too scared to actually do it. Well you can read all about my first tattoo here. It was definitely an experience to remember.


2. I went to the fair by myself.

I LOVE the fair and if you’ve been reading my blog for any amount of time you might have seen that here. I didn’t have anyone to go with and I had a day off so why not? At first, I thought maybe I should wait for some people to go with me, what if I see people I know, what if people think I’m weird and have no friends? WELL SO WHAT. I like the fair and I wanted to go. So I did. The whole time I was having a blast, and I kept thinking how awesome it is to feel so comfortable with myself to actually go to the fair and ride the rides all alone. image4

3. I went on the ferris wheel. 

I don’t do ferris wheel’s. But my cousin really wanted me to go. I did and I didn’t die! It wasn’t my most favorite experience but I made the most of it. This is my I’m actually terrified but I went on the ferris wheel anyway look.


Like I mentioned earlier, becoming brave will look different for each person. Some of you may think all of these are the pettiest things but for me, it took a lot of courage and boldness. A little bit ago I saw a picture I took about 4 years ago. It’s crazy to see how this picture now applies to my life when back then I was still dabbling with only the idea of bravery.

10353564_10203492314102241_313337241552395547_nI pray this post has been encouraging to you and that you can start taking the necessary steps to breaking the spirit of fear. I’d love to hear all of your stories about bravery. You can connect with me here, instagram, facebook, and twitter.



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5 thoughts on “Becoming Brave

  1. Thank you Tori for this encouragement. I had an experience and a troubled childhood/growing up that made me become afraid of nearly everything from walking alone in the street, early morning run and a host of others. It’s so bad that I have to find someone to go along with me wherever possible. I’ve been taking steps to work on the fear.
    I’ve been planning to do my morning runs alone for some weeks now but never did. I’m going to attempt it tomorrow– I really hope I do.

    Linked behind you at Women with Intention linkup.


  2. You’re so right – writing can be something to be afraid of as well as tatoos (I’ll stick to the writing …) Thanks for encouragement – back to courageously writing! Next to you at c and c.


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