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  1. Asaake says:

    I love Brene Brown! Her book on letting go on who you are supposed to be ane embracing who you have changed everything for me! I definitely need to find/create my own arena! Thanks for such a beautiful and timely post!.

    Posted Oct. 30, 2017 | Reply
  2. I’m glad you’re living bravely, you’re doing such a great job so far! ❤

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    Posted Oct. 30, 2017 | Reply
  3. Ray says:

    Love how beautifully written this is and also being a blogger, there’s loads for me to take away.

    Posted Oct. 30, 2017 | Reply
  4. Madelyn says:

    Great post! You are not alone….I just started really pursuing my blogging as a possible career in the future. I liaterally just asked my husband this morning if it was weird to wake up one day totally confident and wake up the next feeling not at all. I’m not far enough along to have a ton of comments from people, but I’m my own worst critic!

    Posted Oct. 30, 2017 | Reply
  5. Rach says:

    Amanda, I admire you for sharing your thoughts especially on this topic. This has been on my mind a lot lately. I’ve been wanting to share more of my thoughts but constantly feel ashamed or concerned what others think. Thank you!

    Posted Oct. 30, 2017 | Reply
  6. helen says:

    I’ve heard such great things about Brene Brown, and I’m glad to hear that you’ve found it to be so inspiring. This was a beautiful post and I look forward to seeing how you continue to pursue the goal to live bravely.


    Posted Oct. 30, 2017 | Reply
  7. Dessica says:

    I needed this today, thank you!

    Posted Oct. 31, 2017 | Reply
  8. […] couple of weekends ago, I was looking for inspiration to build on my last blog post about living brave. I wanted to share more with you about the construct of an arena and how my blogging arena […]

    Posted Nov. 20, 2017
  9. Amanda. I love you so much. I don’t think I can articulate in words without sounding cheesy or trite how brave I think you are. Instagram is a shame trigger for me too, and sometimes I want to completely ditch it for that reason. I can only imagine the added pressure being a fashion blogger would add to an already tough arena. But it is so clear to me that you are unique. You are not doing what you do online just for you. You are here to share a really beautiful, important voice. A voice I connect with so easily although we haven’t even met! (We NEED to correct that.) The social media world sucks a lot of the time. But it would suck so much more if people like you weren’t part of it. Also, Brene is my homegirl. I’m reading Braving the Wilderness right now and it it hitting home for me because of some belonging insecurities I have been feeling!

    Posted Nov. 25, 2017 | Reply
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  13. […] reactions to me—wasn’t working for me anymore, I got help from someone who could teach me how to start taking the armor off. And I began focusing my intentions around the things that make me who I am—my values, my talents […]

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