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October 5, 2012

Day : Getting Back Up

There are going to be so many times in our lives where we will fall, fail, and perhaps have little desire to get back up and fight. But how we come back shows the strengthen that we have from within. I think part of the heart of chasing big dreams is that you have to get back up after you fall in order to see those dreams come true. And trust me, its hard, at least harder than they tell you.

Meet Jillian Jensen: She is adorable 19 year old who has been bullied quite a bit in her lifetime. The youtube video is actually 12 minutes but I promise it'll be worth your time. I can't tell you the number of times I watched it and it still makes me get teary-eyed. This video reminds me of what it means to get back up and keep on going. She sings through her hurt, her pain, and the aches of her struggles. And oh my word it is beautiful and painful mixed into one. I would call this her "come back" song. I don't know what she was teased for, but she stood strong in this moment, and chased her dreams despite what anyone might have ever told her.

My favorite part of this video is not just sweet Jillian but also Demi Lovato. If you know anything about Demi, you know that her life didn't turn out the way she expected it. She can relate to Jillian on the bullying part and how it had lasted effects on her and her music career. The fact that Demi is on X Factor is living proof that she got back up after she fell, and came back in stronger.

All this to say, people are going to tell you that you can't do "____________" {fill in the blank with your dream}. There might even be people who tease you for even thinking it's remotely possible for you to chase that dream. But you can do it, really you can. I believe in YOU! Get back up and keep fighting!

My challenge for you today is: Be Brave! 


  1. You rock! How true is this? I'm sure alot of people (myself included!) are loving this whole series idea.

  2. Great post again today. I'm really enjoying this series you're writing!

  3. oh. my. gosh. thank you for sharing that video. but now i'm like sobbing at work. what a voice and what a story!! you are amazing!!

  4. I love you, I can't wait to meet you!! This series is AWESOME

  5. Oh my gosh. You can feel her emotion and I definitely cried watching this!

  6. Hello I am visiting via the Nester's 31 days series. Your post is so inspirational and leaves me with such happiness.

    I too am participating in the series. My topic is "Decor To Adore~ finding your style". I would like to invite you to stop by anytime.

    Have a beautiful day and a wonderful fall season.

  7. Thank you so so much for sharing this video. I hadn't heard about it, or seen it through any of the websites I visit and this was the first time i've been able to experience this....beautiful and heartbreaking story. She's incredible and i'm so glad that not only was she brave but in so many ways she was redeemed and strengthened. Her light shone.