Be Brave Enough To Imagine

There is something beautiful about an active imagination.

I wasn’t born brave that much I know for sure. I was such a chicken, always afraid to speak up for myself when I got picked on.

Since I was such a chicken, my imagination did not exist. I remember when the teachers would tell us to draw a picture of a scene that made us happy and use any necessary colors to express that moment. I would sit there the entire time trying to pinpoint a feeling, and I always came up with nothing until I looked at someone else’s picture and was like, oh sure, that seems pretty good maybe I’ll go with that.

When I went to college, I figured now is the time to be exactly who I want to be and try something new… I will be expressive and dig down into that bag of nothing and try to find my imagination.

So what did I do?

I minored in theater and dance.

Life-Changing Experience

I stood in front of a class and had to act out an impromptu scene and nailed it. 

Setting the Scene

I had to pretend that someone had broken my heart. And in the middle of dealing with that, I was delivered the news that my mother was dying. My mother had cancer that I knew, but now cancer had spread to every part of her body. And she was lying in a hospital bed with only moments to live…


I waited my entire life not to give a shit what anybody thought of me and live and breathe only to please me. I tore down all the walls that I thought were made of brick and stone.

But once I started tearing through, that brick wall turned into tissue paper. Tears were streaming down my face, and I was beaming with pride.

I was left trying to imagine what it was like not to imagine.

So whatever you may be struggling with today, imagine yourself coming out of the situation. Without a loud imagination, you will remain the same in a world that is constantly changing.

You could have chosen to read any blog, but you chose mine, and I’m honored.


9 Replies to “Be Brave Enough To Imagine”

  1. I’ve always be fortunate to have a vivid imagination and through my imagination there was not black and white but colors akin the the Blazing Colors of Autumn reflecting the Spectrum of the Rainbow that allowed me to create the following Quote:

    Hopes, wishes, and dreams come true only through the Imagination
    which is the definition of the Soul.” _-Van Prince

  2. What a stunning beautiful post and a powerful boost to anyone reading!
    I loved how you said – dig down into that bag of nothing and try to find my imagination.


    I was left trying to imagine what it was like not to imagine.

    I absolutely agree with you – Imagination is such a powerful tool when used right, its misuse creates so much worry and anxiety.

  3. What an awesome awakening Belladonna! When I finally reached my “aha” moment and said the heck with what people thought I should be in their eyes, or what they labeled me to be, it was so liberating and invigorating to take those shackles off of my spirit. The feeling is hard to describe, but you get “it.” Thanks for sharing your empowering revelation with us girlfriend! 🙏🏼💐👍🏽🥰

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