Day 1123: Bold Character

As I was boldly walking away from work yesterday, I saw this:


Which of those characters seem particularly bold to you?

To me, “bold character” includes:

  • Courage
  • Willingness to try new things
  • Openness to differences
  • Strengths of many different kinds, including the strength to show vulnerability
  • Feeling the fear and doing it anyway
  • Expressing oneself through words, rather than weapons
  • Accepting all  feelings
  • Taking helpful actions
  • Letting go of negative self-talk
  • Showing off one’s talents

After I saw “Bold Character” yesterday, I was bold enough to drive to the Boston Financial District to meet with my new vocal coach, Sherée:


Sherée is a bold enough character to appear on a televised talent contest, which she won! Since I’ve acquired enough bold character to audition for “The Voice” next month, Sherée is helping me prepare for that.

Yesterday, Sherée had the bold character to record me boldly singing my likely audition song, which I’ll be sending in to the bold characters pre-screening the try-outs for “The Voice.”  Once Sherée sends me that bold recording, I’ll probably have the bold character to share it with my bold readers, here on this bold blog. If I’m feeling really bold, I might ask the bold characters who read my blog  to vote on which audition song I should use:  “Soothe” by Todd Rundgren or “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.”  Or, I might have the bold character to decide on my own.

This bold character took all these other photos, yesterday:

What are your thoughts about “Bold Character”?  I hope you have enough bold character to express yourself in a comment below.

Bold thanks to Sherée and all the other bold characters who helped me create this post and to you — of course! — for boldly going here, today.

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36 thoughts on “Day 1123: Bold Character

  1. Mad World would be another bold choice, Ann. Have fun with the process. 💕

  2. I’m ready for my bold character cup of coffee! ❤️

  3. Oh wow!!!!! Forget all the rest — you are trying out for the VOICE? WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!!!

    I am sooooo excited!!!!!!! Can’t wait to hear all about it!

  4. Sometimes I don’t know what to say. I usually think of creativity as being bold enough to express oneself, but if I keep speaking with nothing to say is that bold or foolish?
    I used to envy singers and actors because I foolishly thought they never had to rely on inspiration, but even if the song is written by someone else your performance of it will still be an expression of your unique feelings. That’s what makes choosing the right song so important, and I’m sure your performance for The Voice will be both inspired and inspirational.

    • May I be so bold as to state my opinion that you always have something to say, Chris? Thanks for this inspired and inspiring comment.

  5. You come across the most interesting signs/things for your blog! I never know where you’re taking us! And I am loving the ride!

  6. I think wielding a fairground hammer whilst smoking a pipe is pretty bold. Some good photos here, especially from above.

  7. Holly

    I’m sitting here with black hair with pink under-layer highlights, with a Hello Kitty watch and a sensible sweater and black work pants. I like to play some things up just for fun, yet at the same time I don’t really care to draw attention to myself either. Weird, huh?

    I totally need to find those keys to get some spares made! 😀

    • Your hair and clothing choices sound very bold, Holly! I think it’s very human to be ambivalent about attracting attention. And check the Home Depot for those keys.

  8. The Voice! That’s bold, Ann. You could be bold as a lion as you boldly proclaim, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.” Of course, bold people don’t need to prove that they’re bold, so you could boldly encourage them to be bold with “Soothe.”
    I’m leaning toward the “Lion…” though, 🙂

  9. Good luck at The Voice auditions! 🙂

  10. Ann,
    Much luck in the Voice auditions.
    As Captain Kirk of the U.S.S Enterprise would say: “To boldly go where no one has gone before.”
    In your case: where few have gone.
    When you have a love of a thing as you do music, you don’t need boldness. You just need an opportunity.

  11. Maureen

    I’m really looking forward to hearing you sing! How exciting!
    Right now, I am boldly engaging in trying to change the world for families with trans kids. Was up almost all night writing a letter to be one voice against 509. It was quite intimidating, actually, but there comes a point around 4 AM when you stop worrying whether you make sense.

  12. Bold enough to admit own mistake should also be included.

  13. I am emboldened by your boldness Ann. Thank you.

  14. Congrats on making the bold decision to audition for The Voice and boldly sharing this with all your readers!

  15. It is a bold move to try out for The Voice- I think it’s great!! Looking forward to hearing it 🙂

  16. Pingback: Day 1129: It’s all good | The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

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