There is this great quote by Theodore Roosevelt:
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; …and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
I love that last sentence. I desire to live a rich life. A life full of great leaps of faith. Having courage to be who God made me to be. Daring greatly as Theodore Roosevelt puts it.
For me, publishing my first book, “Beyond Orange County” is living my life boldly. I am putting my story out there- honestly and openly. My prayer is that it ignites the fire and passion for faith in even one girls heart…
“Beyond Orange County” comes out next month. April 14th to be exact. I am so excited but also terrified. When you put yourself out there, for people to see you and judge you, that can be a scary place. I’m not sure what your talents are, what your passions and gifts God has given you. But I know he has given you so many. Don’t hide them. Shine your light and let the whole world see.
Being on RHOC gave me the courage to write a book. I found myself with a story to tell and God profoundly using me in ways I never dreamed or imagined. How are you living your life boldly today?
You can order my book at Barnes & Noble or Amazon. Or if you live near Orange County, come to my book signing on April 18th. I would love to say hi in person. It’s at Barnes & Noble in Fashion Island (Newport Beach) at 1pm.