Sunday, April 12, 2015

Ask a Blogger Part 2

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Hello everyone! Here's the second part! :-)

Question: What is the bravest thing you've ever done? 

Name: Laura Douglas
Answer: For me it was a huge step to launch my own website, The Workher. Though I had the great support from my fiancé, I was really going out on my own. I had this idea of creating a platform for young professional women and graduates and I just had to trust my gut instinct that it was worth it - and that I could pull it off. And I LOVE doing it. I'm so pleased I took that leap and just did it!

Name: Dominique Goh
Answer: Regarding your question. my answer would be agreeing to parenting solo with hubby working overseas for an indefinite number of years.  Giving him the blessing to pursue his career ambitions while holding the fort and managing everything at home from household to the three kids. 

Name: Kaila Proulx
Answer: The bravest thing I’ve ever done is open up about my struggles with mental illness on my blog. This was somewhat recent and it felt like I was leaping off a ledge of cliff. I struggle with vulnerability and feel a lot of shame from the illnesses I have, so this was a HUGE step for me in my recovery. It was incredibly hard mentally, but it’s been so worth it. The love and support I’ve received in response shows me that other people can relate to my situation and that I am not alone. Being open and honest is a challenge in many respects, but it has the power to connect people on a deeper, more personal level!

Name: Dana Brillante-Peller
Answer: The bravest thing I've ever done - whoa that is a good question!  Hmmmm, the bravest thing I've ever done was snorkel with barracudas in St. John.  

Name: Daizchane Baker
Answer: The bravest thing I have done is change my major and future career plans. Since middle school, I knew that I wanted to work in fashion and that would be my major in college. When I applied to colleges I looked for ones with a fashion major. The summer before my freshman year, I had a change of heart. I realized that fashion wasn't my passion anymore but I invested so many years into that dream. I changed my major to public relations and haven't looked back since. 

Name: Kate Mitchell
Answer: The bravest thing I've ever done is self-publish a book. I had to really put myself out there because I was publisher, editor, publicist, and writer all rolled into one.

Name: Morgan Grace
Answer: The bravest thing I’ve done is actually what I’m doing now. Going through college and figuring out the rest of my life. Adolescence is the main time of self-exploration, and with all of the psychological factors of adolescence, added on schoolwork and career focusing can take a toll on so many people. I’ve managed to keep myself grounded and focus on what I want to achieve. Sometimes I really do feel like I’m missing a lot of the “fun” that’s supposed to happen in college, but I think I’ve reached a balance between work and fun for myself. College is really the time when you take your first steps on your own into adulthood, and just thinking about that gives me the chills.

Name: Dana
Answer: The bravest thing I've ever done was tell my parents about my boyfriend. To a lot of people, that doesn't sound like much of an accomplishment, but I honestly thought my parents would kick me out of the house if they ever found out I was dating. This happened about two years ago. My mom was fine with it. My dad flipped out and wouldn't let me finish explaining anything, but two months later, he came around. And yes, my boyfriend and I are still a couple <3. 

Name: Angela Tolsma
Answer: I'm in the midst of my bravest moment. January 2 I left my job, a job that was has been destroying my faith in humanity for the last two years. I left with no prospects and minimal references. 
Since that day I've been trying to rediscover who I am and figure out what I want to do with my life. There are days I feel amazing and so happy with this life's path, I want to build my blog into a business of helping people. 
And then there are days where reality hits and I fall into the black hole of depression. How am I going to pay the bills? How can I find a job that will hit on my skills? How can I build my blog into what I want when that path isn't clear. 
Everyday is a new moment. Everyday is a testament to the person I'm becoming. I am so thankful for the amazing friends I have for supporting me and while there are dream haters out there they are small in number. This year is a new challenge for me. My life is changing and I am going to bravely face the sun rise.

Name: Hannah Rupp
Answer: What an interesting question. The bravest thing I've ever done was started my blog. Is that a lame answer? I just feel like if I knew all that I was getting myself into, I probably would have chickened out. Thank God for blind faith and dumb luck!

Name: Nicole Spataro
Answer: The bravest thing that I have ever done was go on all of the roller coasters at Six Flags (I'm terrified of heights!)

Name: Mikkaela Salamatin
Answer: I think the bravest thing I have done is chosen to stand up for myself against people who tried to use me and put me down. Nobody deserves to be disrespected, and when you don't actively do anything to stop it, the cycle will only continue. 

Name: Kayla Cruz
Answer: When I was 22, I moved in with my boyfriend after dating for about a year and a half. The hard part about it was facing my family. I come from a VERY Catholic/Cuban family, so living with your partner before being married is a huge no-no. But I knew 100% that it was the right thing to do for me at the time. It was the right thing to do for my relationship. So I did it, and I had to own up to it and explain myself like an adult to my family. A year later, my boyfriend proposed, and we're getting married this coming November. It was brave of me to stand up to my family. It was brave of me to take the chance that the relationship might not work out. But looking back, I think it all worked out in the end. 

Name: Cory U
Answer: I think everyday we have the opportunity to make brave choices in life. Talking to a stranger, lending a help hand, standing up to what you believe in are all brave choices. Sometimes even the simple act of getting out of bed & going about your day can be the bravest choice to make. Some days sure feel like that to me.

Just recently, I was given the opportunity to stand up for something that others may have feared or may have not taken the effort to do if they were in my shoes. I stood up for my rights as an individual against someone that treated me unfairly & unprofessionally. It's the scariest thing I have done to date. I'm still unsure of the outcome, but I know either way I feel better standing up for what I believe is right.

Name: Kendel Maxwell
Answer: The bravest thing I have done would be moving to a new city! I decided that I wanted to change universities, so I applied and got accepted. I moved to a new city at the start of this year and it was the scariest, most intimidating thing I have done so far, but I love it. I like to be around people that I know, so forcing myself out of my comfort zone was definitely the bravest thing I've done! 

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