i bought this leather cuff last year from jeanne oliver. well, i never wore it. i plopped it on the shelf above my work table in my studio and there it sat. from time to time i would look up and see it there, that word "brave" always catching my eye. one day, my daughter asked me why i didn't wear it. and i replied, "i'm not feeling brave enough to wear it". oh boy - that conversation really stuck around in my head for a while. and made me think. i mean, after all, it's not often that i splurge on a piece of jewelry for myself. like never. and i chose that one with care and intention. because i believe in being brave. because a lot of times it's hard to be brave. and because i wanted to remind myself it's important to be brave. and i forgot. i forgot that i don't have to be brave to wear that bracelet. that wearing that bracelet, for me, is brave. so, i took the bracelet down, dusted it off and put it on.
today, i'm wearing brave.