We think our growth primarily takes place in a big, transformative event of some sort, but this sort of thinking is only a distraction from what is real. It’s the everyday struggle that is what we are made of. The rising and creating and being inspired by the ordinary and mistakes. The big moments will come, but they will only matter once we’ve chosen to embrace the everyday, small ones. Even when they lead to regrets. Even when it doesn't go as planned and even when it does. The spiral of existing and trying again and again and again. 

This is being brave. 

Pictured: A weekly routine. Braving.