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Monday, January 16, 2012

Word of the Year!~ Confidence....

I have to be upfront and tell you this was kinda difficult for me to come up with a Word of the year post for Layla's party.
The Lettered Cottage

In fact, I was just going to skip it, because I started to over think it, and that is Never a good thing for me.
Then one day while snapping pictures of a recent project {DIY Coffee wreath} I just completed, the word popped in my head.
  The noun CONFIDENCE has 5 senses:
1. freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities
2. a feeling of trust (in someone or something)
3. a state of confident hopefulness that events will be favorable
4. a trustful relationship
5. a secret that is confided or entrusted to another
  Familiarity information: CONFIDENCE used as a noun is common.

You see the term confidence can mean several things.  For me, it was number 1 that rang true in my head.  As stupid as this may sound, I never thought I could make one of those cute coffee filter wreaths.  That is why it has taken me this long to even try. As simple as it was!~ I mean seriously I have tackled bigger projects than that little thing.

I started my blog for most of the same reasons y'all did.  I did not start blogging on my own whim though.  I was encouraged strongly by many women on the decorating site RMS. You see, they gave me the confidence that I      needed! 


 Some things I have shared have been miserable failures! I have shared, and you too have laughed with me, not AT me.  Well maybe secretly you have, but hey I don't know that!

When I first started blogging.....
I was  not confident in knowing much! How to join parties, how to link back, how to even create a good post or take nice pictures. You know,  all those fun things that go along with blogging!  I was determined to get it right sooner or later and not give up. I still by no means have gotten it right, but I am improving along the way.  My confidence is building.
  Oh, and believe me, there was no where to turn when I was trying.  I knew not a soul along with me in the blogging community, and really had very little confidence to even go ask, someone I had perhaps admired. Fear of rejection I suppose.  I wanted to learn, and I wanted to grow, I became Confident that I could do it.  

You see I am not the best of the best at what I do and what I share! But I am confident, I can learn, grow and be better each time. Many of you have been my greatest cheerleaders, and I can't thank you enough for taking this journey along with me.

I can only hope I have instilled and taught my boys these tools in life.  It is essential to have confidence in yourself in order to succeed.  One of the biggest regrets in life, can be regret of not trying.

NEWBIE party still going on HERE

Last day for Giani granite paint giveaway HERE

So tell me....are you confident in yourself and your abilities?

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Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great post! I am glad you gave me the confidence to start my blog.

January 16, 2012 at 12:21 PM  
Blogger Sonny G said...

I agree.. Confidence and keeping on, keepin on will get you far closer to your dreams than you might have ever imagined..

Not sure who said- Reach for the Moon, you just might touch the stars.. But I like that saying:)

January 16, 2012 at 12:21 PM  
Blogger Socially Savvy said...

Excellent choice in words! Confidence is one of the key secrets to success - xoJoy

January 16, 2012 at 12:26 PM  
Blogger Blondie's Journal said...

Wonderful post, Debbie...I think you have the confidence thing nailed!


January 16, 2012 at 12:41 PM  
Blogger Maureen Wyatt said...

Confidence is a great word. If you don't exactly feel confident about your abilities, you can still feel confident you will get better. Well said, Debbie! ~ Maureen

January 16, 2012 at 12:45 PM  
Blogger Karla Do More said...

Loved reading your post. Great word of the year. A friend asked on FB what word you'd like to live by this year and I chose Confidence too. I have a tendency to let my shyness and insecurities get in the way all the time. I'm so thankful for my husband because he encourages me to go out of my comfort zone and try new things. I hope that I am able to own confidence a little more this year. I'm new to blogging and it is scary. I was terrified linking to my first party last week. I was afraid I was doing it wrong, that no one word see my post, that they would think it was stupid, that I didn't give the proper credit, that the blog owner would delete my link for whatever reason. But through much hesitation I clicked the button and it was done. I've gotten lots of positive comments, many people have pinned my project, and in one week I've received close to 1000 views on my blog. It's crazy how much our insecurities hold us back, but it's even crazier everything we're able to accomplish when we just have a little confidence in ourselves. Thanks for hosting the newbie party and supporting us newcomers. It's very much appreciated. :)

January 16, 2012 at 12:49 PM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

Great post! Love your word for the year. I've seen so many word of the year posts, and I've failed to come up with a word that describes what I'd like this year to be. Maybe I'm overthinking things, too. Thanks for sharing.

January 16, 2012 at 12:55 PM  
Blogger Queenie Believe said...

Just the pep talk post I needed today. Thanks!
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

January 16, 2012 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger Linda @ A La Carte said...

Debbie I love to see what others have chosen as their one little word. It really can give us insight into each others worlds. I love your word and your reasoning. Sharing your story and yourself has always been why I come to your blog each time you post! Hugs, Linda

January 16, 2012 at 1:06 PM  
Blogger Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Wonderful post, Debbie! I love your word! I would say I am becoming confident...that's why my word (actually 2) is "stepping out". I want to become more confident, take risks, learn, and try new things...

January 16, 2012 at 1:23 PM  
Blogger Olive said...

I think of you as being very confident my friend.

January 16, 2012 at 1:41 PM  
Blogger Allyson McGuire said...

Love the word! Great motivation and inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

January 16, 2012 at 1:48 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

I have watched your confidence grow, especially in crafting (That coffee filter wreath belongs in my house, BTW) Oh, I have to admit, I have laughed at you,,,just being honest! Your the best!


January 16, 2012 at 1:57 PM  
Blogger Debbiedoos said...

Carol, I know you have, and that's OK...I deserved it:)!

January 16, 2012 at 2:00 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Excellent choice for your word of the year. Your having confidence somehow gives the rest of us confidence too. I agree with're the best!

January 16, 2012 at 2:01 PM  
Blogger Lena said...

great word!

my confidence is in Him alone.

prayers for a fruitful journey.

pax, lena

p.s. i'm here via layla's blog

January 16, 2012 at 2:06 PM  
Blogger Shannon Fox said...

Great word.
And you share and foster it in others.
Enjoy your word of the year!
Roar with confidence Debbie =)

January 16, 2012 at 3:02 PM  
Blogger reFresh reStyle said...

Great word Debbie, and thanks to your confidence and heart for the newbies, (formerly newbie) you keep us going! Love ya girl!

January 16, 2012 at 3:06 PM  
Blogger Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great word Debbie. I plan to step out this year and take more risks, being confident that I will get better. Thanks for the encouragement you give Newbies.

January 16, 2012 at 3:16 PM  
Blogger ~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This is a very inspiring post for all of us and old! We need to be confident and step out there and Debbie! Hugs, my friend! ♥

January 16, 2012 at 3:33 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Confidence is a great word for the year Debbie! I definitely see you as confident, but more important is that your cheer others on and give them the confidence to do what they do best! :)

January 16, 2012 at 4:02 PM  
Blogger Miranda @ Pressing On said...

Great post Debbie. I like your "confidence" and the matter in which you write about your desire to improve. Confidence gives us that doesn't it. I love the last quote about experience. :)

January 16, 2012 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

Your confidence shines through your blog, Debbie. You have EARNED your confidence though and I am proud of you! xo Diana

January 16, 2012 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger Grammy Goodwill said...

I would never think you aren't confident about what you do. You are so helpful to all of us. Thanks for this explanation and insight into who you are.

January 16, 2012 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

You've chosen the perfect word for you. I think you exude confidence and inspire it in so many others. Your newbie party gave so many of us the confidence to start linking up to parties! I will be forever grateful to you for that. I selected the word "grow" for me, but I didn't post about it. I want to grow in my knowledge, grow our blog, and grow some tasty vegetables!

January 16, 2012 at 4:52 PM  
Blogger DIYbyDesign said...

I love your word of the year. Confidence is something I tell my kids to strive for every day. I often tell them to fake it until they make it. If you look and act confident, you actually appear to the world as confident and eventually you will actually feel self-confident. The harder you work at something the more confident you become. You have to be willing to learn and grow. You are a such a great blog role model.

January 16, 2012 at 6:14 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

That is a good word to remember! I think we can all relate to lacking confidence from time to time. It does the mind good to tackle something that you had doubt with and master it.

January 16, 2012 at 6:25 PM  
Blogger Maria Elena said...

Great post! And great word of the year! You are always such great inspiration to me. Thank you for always being so kind and give us newbies the confidence we need.

January 16, 2012 at 6:26 PM  
Blogger Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Great choice of a word Debbie!


January 16, 2012 at 7:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful post Debbie. Confidence is an excellent word. It took many years for me to find self confidence. I still have issues with my self confidence though, even at my age!

January 16, 2012 at 7:17 PM  
Blogger Terry said...

Hi, Debbie! I have become over the years, (I'm 54) a more confident person. I do have confidence that God will bless me with the skills and talents I need to do whatever He needs me to do.

January 16, 2012 at 8:11 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

It's a great word!

As for me? I'm not confident at all. I have horrible anxiety in most situations. It's one of the things that those who only know me casually are always surprised to discover, and that misconception always provides its own little line of tension.

January 16, 2012 at 8:40 PM  
Blogger Shanee said...

The perfect post for a newbie blogger struggling daily with insecurity and fear! Thanks for giving me a party to link to and a big boost today!

January 16, 2012 at 8:48 PM  
Blogger Terriea Kwong said...

Great post and pretty word. You influenced me to blogland and explore myself and be CONFIDENT. We've a saying "Be confifdent is half way to success".

January 16, 2012 at 10:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great word choice, Debbie! Thanks for sharing your word and being so transparent. I'd like to grow in confidence too. We can grow together.


January 16, 2012 at 10:53 PM  
Blogger Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Great post!! Love your word!
Mine is TIME!
Time to do fun things that I want to do with the people that are the most important to me.
Yes, I guess you can say that I am fairly confident. I have learned with age to do what I think is best for me especially in my own home , and not what the latest trends are. So I am confident in what I do at home and after working outside the home for 33 years and dealing with all kinds of people and situations, I have confidence in myself!!


January 17, 2012 at 2:00 AM  
Blogger ღ Jans Life According To Milo ღ said...

Thank you for letting me know that you thought some of your creations were failures because I am always confident that I can do something and then sit back and think, ick! That didn't turn out very well! Lol. I am sure that your items weren't as bad as what you thought. You do such a great job now and I am sure that you definitely have a lot of confidence. Thanks for giving that confidence back to us as well! You are such a great blogger and host! : )..

January 17, 2012 at 5:23 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Great post Thanks for sharing,I think you are great! Joann

January 17, 2012 at 6:26 AM  
Blogger Ricki Treleaven said...

Debbie, you are the picture of confidence! If asked to describe (from what I know) of you, I would say that you are confident!!!

However, that does not mean that we always have confidence to do the things we want to achieve. I love this is thought-provoking and very well written.

You *go*, girl!!!

January 17, 2012 at 9:33 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

By far one of my favorite postings of yours. Do you know how much of that confidence you are actually paying forward to us all.....I do.

January 17, 2012 at 10:57 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Debbie you have given me the confidence to do many projects that i would never have started. This is a perfect word and you are the perfect blog friend..I'm crazy about you! xxoo

January 17, 2012 at 11:34 AM  
Blogger Carolyn@Sweet Chaos Home said...

Great word! I have confidence in you :)

January 17, 2012 at 5:50 PM  

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