Living Courageously

11th post for #bloganuary (a WordPress event)

The Prompt: What does it mean to live boldly?

First let’s get grounded…


(1) in a confident and courageous way; showing a willingness to take risk.

(2) in a way that is characterized by having a strong, vivid, or clear appearance.

– Oxford Dictionary

Ok, so based on this literal foundation, I’m going to reframe the question for today as “What does it mean to live courageously?

Living Courageously

Living courageously is being open, honest, and vulnerable.

Living courageously is admitting to my mistakes and making amends.

Living courageously is loving myself with all my faults.

Living courageously is loving another unconditionally.

Living courageously is changing the things I can.

Living courageously is accepting the things I cannot change.

Living courageously is choosing life even when I don’t want to.

Living courageously is finding joy amidst the pain.

Living courageously is simply,


What does living courageously mean to you?

Be well,



  1. gigglingfattie says:

    Great answer Monty!

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  2. Kathleen says:

    Boldly/courageously said.

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  3. Got a bit emotional reading this as it really resonates with me. Living courageously is something that so many of us struggle with but seeing your list makes me realize that I am already doing it even if I don’t always see it.

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      Thank you so so very much for sharing this feedback. I’m touched. 🙏


  4. Kristina O’Keeffe says:

    Love this…


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    1. Monty Vern says:

      Thanks Kristina! ❤️


  5. Nicole Andrews says:

    Living courageously is all of these things! It’s really difficult to be truly courageous which means being vulnerable.

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      Thanks so much Nicole! I really appreciate your read and feedback.


  6. Good one! I particularly liked the ending.

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      Thank you! It took me a while to figure out how to close it out and not just seem like a list that could go on endlessly.

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