Jan 272014

You know how easy it is to fall into a rut? Just keep on doing mediocre things? It’s hard to break the pattern when you’re planted firmly in your comfort zone. A few months ago I had the pleasure of meeting Carrie of Lovely Etc., thanks to the power of the internets. Her goal for this year is to learn to fail. Of course, failing isn’t the ultimate goal…that’d be a hard year to get through! But rather her goal is to take a risk instead of fearing failure. If I could be ultra nerdy and quote Emerson for a second, “fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.” Taking risks and daring to dream is important. With this in mind, she dreamed up the “Be Bold” challenge to help us all take a risk!

be bold challenge with border.

Carrie has rounded up a great group of bloggers to join her in hosting this challenge. I’m so excited to be a part of this group! Take a minute and check our their blogs!

52 Mantels
DesignerTrapped in a Lawyer’s Body
House by Hoff
Just a Girl and Her Blog
Lovely Etc.
May Richer Fuller Be
Naptime DIY
Primitive and Proper
The Blissful Bee
The Happy Housie
The Wood Grain Cottage

Along with Carrie and these other great bloggers, I want to invite YOU to try something new in the next few weeks. This challenge is to do a DIY project that is a bit of a risk for you. Maybe it’s using a new power tool, trying a color you usually avoid, doing something you’ve never seen anyone else do, or just trying something you’re not entirely sure will work. We’ll all come together on Monday, February 24th to celebrate both our successes AND our failures with one giant link party (projects linked up will show up on all eleven blogs)!

Even if you don’t have a blog, please join us! Just link up in the comments with a link to your pictures on a photo-sharing site.

Now I just have to figure out what I’ll try in the next few weeks! I have a couple of ideas floating around, so we’ll see how it goes. The one I’m leaning toward goes in the “not sure it’ll work” category. Pretty much, there’s a good chance I’ll be reporting in with a project fail. But it’s worth the risk! Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right?

Put on your thinking caps, get your DIY on, and meet back here in 28 days for a party!

  5 Responses to “Challenge to BE BOLD”

  1. Ashley, I am so excited to see what project you come up with! Wondering if you will be using your awesome building skills or go another route!

  2. Im inspired by your posting….started a project last summer and never got past sanding it. time to revisit that project and another one that I have not even touched but know what i want to do, or so I think. And I look forward to seeing what amazing thing you come up with

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