Embracing Awkward

This post is Day #30 in the 31 Days to a Better Work + Life Balance series.

Today has to be short and sweet because it's really last minute and I still need to finish sewing Halloween costumes for my little Batman and Robin duo:) 

Speaking of Halloween - I absolutely love seeing all of the awesome, homemade, thrown-together, sometimes ridiculous ideas others come up with. People are not afraid to risk looking silly or awkward on this holiday and that's what makes it so fun!

I think our culture is too afraid of being awkward on a regular basis.

The minute we feel like we might fail or not measure up to the ideal Pinterest-perfect picture, we escape. We quit before it gets messy. But running away from a challenge is no way to live. When scary opportunities come up, we have to take advantage of them. That's how we truly give ourselves a chance to grow.   

(AND BE MORE AWESOME)

My goal for us today is to embrace the awkward. Take some scary risks. Try some things that no one else is doing. Let there be a chance of failure or being ridiculed and misunderstood. Sometimes awkward turns out to be awfully lovely.