Monday, August 29, 2011


I don't normally post things this personal, but I just needed to get this out. Out of my head, and into the universe, where any unsuspecting soul might stumble upon it. It's the sort of thing I'd only do at 10:00 on a Monday night. But I'm going to post it anyway. Bear with me.

I've gotten to a point where I know what I need and I can't just stay passive.

I need confidence and courage to guide me in my life right now.

I need to reach out, to let go, to do so without being so afraid of the consequences.

Being brave is something I struggle with, but it's something I think is oh-so-important.


life is good, but I can't help feeling like something's missing.

I need to find my purpose.

And that's not going to happen just sitting here.

I'm apathetic, but I don't want to be.

I want to be lively and joyful and inspired.

I need to find the missing piece, and in order to do that I need courage. Lots of it.

Courage to take risks. To speak up, to step forward, to try new things.

I know this is a changing time in my life, and I feel a bit overwhelmed.

But it's a journey. And those go one step at a time.

"Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing."

(linking up with Draftless)


  1. stunning.

    this is beyond beautiful.

    i am so glad that you caught the feel of this challenge and just let go.

    prayers abound for you, love.

  2. Sending you wishes of courage and confidence, Kendall. I really can relate to what you wrote {which was actually beautiful, by the way}. Cheesy as it may sound, you're such a beautiful person {inside & out}, and I believe that the confidence you need will come. :)

  3. Kendall, this is exactly what I needed. I am going through college for the first time and it is awfully difficult not because of the classes or the transition from high school to college, but because I'm afraid of where I'm going, afraid that I may be taking the wrong path. Sometimes it's good to know where you're headed, but realizing that I must have the COURAGE to face those tough classes and the many unknowns in my future, seem to help a bit.

    Hopefully we can both find not only the courage, but the drive and the will to pursue our passions- whatever they may be, and to become the very best versions of ourselves as each day passes.

    God bless you and this lovely blog of yours. It's really quite amazing how words from an unknown author can reassure someone else, like me- so thank you.


  4. Sending courage and confidence your way! Beautifully written :)

  5. Sending you courage & confidence, whilst hoping to find some of that myself. Whilst I doubt I can relate exactly to what you're feeling--we all have our own struggles & our own masks & our own dilemmas-- I am sure that you will find the strength you need.

  6. Wishing that you receive all the courage and confidence you could ever wish for!

  7. "Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all. From now on you'll be traveling the road between who you think you are and who you can be. The key is to allow yourself to make the journey."
    Haha, I know it's from Princess Diaries. But, 1:It's true & 2: I love Princess Diaries. :) I'll be praying for you Kendal. <3


  8. Great post. It's difficult for me to always be bold, as well. I truly love and believe in that quote, though. The more I do the things I fear, the stronger I become.
    I hope you are able to face some of those fears! It's so worth it.


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