Several months ago I started seeing these cool wrap bracelets popping up on Instagram. Momentum Jewelry. They had cool sayings and were motivational and what not. I’m not a fancy jewelry girl. Just a little something to make me feel feminine and cute and spruce up an outfit. That’s really all I need and this fits the bill perfectly. The best part? They can be worn while I run!! So, here we are a few months later doing a Giveaway. I love it that much.
Last night my order came in the mail. Oh my goodness. I LOVE this stuff. It’s soft and comfy and simple and cute and motivational all “wrapped” up in one bracelet.
The past year and a half have held a lot for me. This isn’t the time or the place to go into detail, but just know God has put a stirring in me for a lot of different things. It started with a restless feeling and has blossomed into something far more than I ever could have dreamed. I decided to pursue my career as a personal trainer, started this blog(which scared me TO DEATH), trained for and ran two marathons, formed and built lasting relationships, met new people. Those are just a few things that are on the surface. Anyway, it’s been a journey that has gone far beyond what I imagined. And it’s only the beginning. God has been teaching me to enjoy the ride. I think it’s easy to become so focussed on ourselves and our “stuff” that we miss all there is to learn on the journey. We get focussed on where we want to be or what we want to do and miss the middle part.
About a year ago some friends of ours started a church in Arizona. They were in town this past weekend and were at church. I got to hug their necks and hear my sweet friend Brenna share a little about what God has done this past year in their life. She talked about finding joy in the journey. How we have things that we feel we’re supposed to do, and don’t, for one reason or another. We’re afraid. Afraid of the unknown, afraid of failing, afraid we’ll hurt other people in the process or make the wrong decision. I can so relate. Fear has kept me standing still for a long time. I’m tired of standing still. I’m ready to step out in faith and trust God has a greater plan. I’m ready to be brave and bold and fearless. I’m ready to enjoy life instead of always looking to what big thing could be next. All the pieces that make up the waiting are important too. I don’t want to miss that.
So, how does this relate to the bracelet? I’m glad you asked. I ordered this bracelet a while ago not having any idea how true it would ring in my own life once I received it and put it on. I just picked something real fast and hit order. You know how you go through seasons of your life? Sometimes it’s dry and kind of uneventful. Sometimes it’s busy or exciting or boring or hard. Sometimes it’s sad. Sometimes, there is a theme. I have found my theme the past year and a half. Be Brave and have joy in the journey(ya’ll know this a little and I’ve gushed enough over the book “Let’s All Be Brave”). Not being afraid to step out and DO something with my life. Not being afraid something bad is going to happen or that things won’t turn out the way I had hoped. Being brave enough to recognize the gifts God’s given me, and actually use them. Brave enough to put my yes out there with no strings attached. I’ve read one book after the other(unintentionally) with this life theme woven throughout for a year and a half. The first being Restless by Jennie Allen(GO READ THIS BOOK) that pushed me to think beyond my bubble. Think God is trying to tell me something? He wants to use me. He wants to use you. But He also wants us to find joy in the journey and find some contentment with where we are NOW.
This bracelet is a reminder of that. I know we see motivational things all the time. Jewelry, sayings and quotes or the success of others. They keep us motivated and make us want to go on that run we’ve been dreading or finally register for that marathon. But for me, this time around, it went so much deeper. This little saying on my wrist is a reminder of the journey I’ve been on and the one I’m going to take. I’m not sure what it will hold, but I want to find joy in it. Even in the parts that are hard or horrible or messy or whatever. Joy. It’s possible to find joy in our journey’s. I just love how often running relates to life. It makes it kinda cool. I know I’m totally cheesing it up today. Hang with me, there is a giveaway coming…..
Want to have a wrap of your own? Come on, you know you do. I want you to have one too!!!! You can pick a foot note or wrap bracelet for the giveaway. Comment below by telling me which one you would choose and why... Don’t feel like you need to pour your heart out or share all the most intimate details of your life. Just a little something about you and your journey and which saying reflects you the best…..but if you need to gush, you are welcome to. I do it all the time. Also go follow @momentumjewelry and Redheadontherun_1 on IG…ya’ll rock my socks off by the way.
You can check out the website here….Momentum Jewelry
Winner will be announced Friday. Good luck ya’ll! Thanks for choosing to follow along on my journey….even when I get all mushy.