Saturday, 13 June 2015

Being Bold

In a small way. 

This week has left me thinking about being bold, and how making the bold step, even when it's small bold - not like selling up and moving across the world or changing career or opening a donkey sanctuary. Just saying that's it and doing something that you want or need to do. 

It came about this week through gardening. I was finally brave with the tangled mess and just got on with it. Now it looks better and I'm not as scared to get in there with the cutting devices. With food the other week, I wasn't going to give up milk by continuing to drink milk. Same with money, we weren't going to pay off our debts and move towards the life we want by continuing to live the same way we lived before. 

Then when the bold move is made, it isn't bold anymore, it's just living. 

I'd make a rubbish frugal blogger, when we made the change in 2003 we were both massive spenders, we were both into the latest new thing, designer clothes, fancy this and that. But then it stopped. I suppose it was bold at the time, but just stopping doing something that no-one in their right mind would care about anyway isn't all that interesting, it's just going to different shops, or not going to shops at all. Saving is all that interesting either, the occasional benefit of saving - like the big deposit we could put down for this house (which we didn't really do anything to achieve, we just sold our house for more than we bought it for) or buying a nice car for cash - that's exciting and kind of interesting, but everything else, well it's just being alive isn't it. 

Suffice to say, it's not interesting a lot of the time, but I am very happy at the minute and it all started with roses!

12 comments:

  1. As long as you are happy, who has the right to judge you. Personally I don't feel it is boring at all, it is great to learn from the experience of others rather than be marketed to as to what my next lipstick shade should be. Although I do like those blogs too! Have fun and continue on your happiness journey.

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    1. Thanks, I am having fun at the moment, it has been a loooong corner but it does feel like we're finally getting somewhere!

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  2. I used to be very scared of pruning our trees and bushes, in case I killed them off. These days after learning how to prune properly, I've gone to the other extreme and am super bold in this regard. They seem to thrive all the better for it too, as it helps to keep them disease free and healthy.

    I only wish I could be so bold at not spending money!

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    1. Ha, I know, breaking the spending habit can be tough!

      You're so right about the pruning, being bold is healthy as long as you do it in the right way.

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  3. What a great story - we've been so inspired by you and your blog that we are now cooking more and really watching what we spend on our food shop.

    Lizzie Dripping

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    1. Thank you so much Lizzie, that's so nice of you to say.

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  4. Your right our bold decisions do become just life, but we did make the change and we are feeling the benefits, but as we get along our path the bid bold decisions have been made, and the smaller things follow along. Enjoy your roses

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    1. Wise words, thank you. The pink dog rose (as identified by everyone here last year) has started to flower today too, beautiful.

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    1. :-) Not having to think about things is great sometimes.

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  6. Real food for thought.
    Have a lovely weekend, Xx

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