Thursday, September 1, 2011

OLW Blog Hop

Welcome back to the 8th OLW blog Hop! It's hard to believe August has come to an end. My children start school in a few days and we go back to our normal routines. Normal is relative, but you know what I mean. We have been doing our last minute supply shopping and labeling everything.

This months OLW project was very simple. A photo. No writing. No creating. Easy, Peasy.  Or so I thought. I almost didn't get the assignment done in time.  Two days ago I decided I better get a photo of me.  I took a couple of photos and hoped I liked one.  I didn't have time to mess around too much.

That same day I was looking at my mail and went over to Designer Digitals to see the new free downloads. I was so happy when I saw the Type Inspiration. I knew this would be the words for my photo.

The saying that really spoke to me was "I believe in you".  I realized the other day that I missed too many things in life because I was afraid.  I didn't have enough faith in myself to put myself out there. Now that I've done some new things this year and faced those fears I'm feeling wonderful. I'm still afraid and I still get butterflies in my stomach but I'm also feeling free and inspired and proud. I believe in myself.  Just saying those words starts a fire deep down that makes me push aside those fears and try my best.

Has your word taken you out of your comfort zone? If you don't have a word, what helps you over come your fears of the new and unknown?

Your next stop on the blog hop is over at Julie Ann's lovely blog.  Here is a complete list of all the blogs that are participating this month.

Monica B   <----You Are Here
Julie Ann 


  1. I loved the simplicity of this month's assignment...and I love what you did with it!

  2. well put.
    beautifully said.
    i can say that i have experienced struggles and moved out of them because of my word. and like you, feeling the stronger and better for it.
    fun digi you did.

  3. Thank you so much for the compliment!!!! :) I am so amazed at your luck in finding the PERFECT word art!!!! That is so cool. I love it! I love your insight and willingness to share. I have the same feelings, although I may be lying to myself telling myself I'll do it in a few years from now. LOL xoxo

  4. Nice photo of you Monica! I don't have a word this year, but sometimes I have to just step out& try something new despite my fears. I often find it's not nearly as scray as I thought it would be (or as hard as I made it out to be in my mind).

  5. I'm very inspired but everything you've shared this month. Good on you! And thanks for your continued participation.

  6. It's amazing how powerful those words "I believe in you" can be. Great post and I love your pic.

  7. :) great combo of words and photo :) Good on you for believing in yourself!

  8. Wonderful OLW post. My word has taken me way out of my comfort zone and every now and then I feel myself slipping back to what at one time I though was my comfort. Now I'm thinking not so much. It's great to hear you say I believe in myself!

    Now I'm off to see if I downloaded the DD word art freebie :)

  9. What great insight and kudos to you for pushing yourself out of your comfort zone! Love that you just finished your race, too!!

  10. Love it! Great photo, great words, great post! Inspiring!