My name is Sonia Marsh, and I'd like to welcome you to my blog: “Gutsy Living: Life is too short to play it safe.”
"Gutsy Living" is about inspiring one another to take risks in life and to follow our passion. I believe we all have a “My Gutsy Story” within us, and "Gutsy Living" is a safe community where we can share our stories, and motivate one another.
So what is a “My Gutsy Story?”
It's about something Gutsy you've done in your life that either:
- Changed you
- Changed the way you think about something
- Made your life take a different direction
Every Monday, I feature a "My Gutsy Story" and at the end of each month, we all get to vote on our favorite story of the month.
The first story I received was from Rhonda Hayes. She has an amazing story about how she overcame grief. I don't want to give it away, but you'll be surprised by what happened to her.
The first man to submit his "My Gutsy Story" was Richard Potter, and his story was about how he overcame his own fears by helping others.
These life-changing stories are inspiring, and cover a variety of topics:
- Quitting your job and sailing around the world
- Following your passion
- Volunteering in Africa
- Homeschooling your kids on "The Great American Field Trip"
- Reconnecting with a family member
- A life-changing trip after a divorce
And finally, my own "My Gutsy Story," Freeways to Flip-Flops: Our Year of Living Like the Swiss Family Robinson, which is about how we decided to chuck it all and move our family to Belize to reconnect. In 2004, we uprooted our three sons— ages 16, 13 and 10—and moved from a materialistic life in Orange County, California, to a hut on stilts in Belize, Central America.
If you'd like to submit your own "My Gutsy Story," please check out the details on the Join the “My Gutsy Story” contest page.
Each month, the winner gets to select a prize from our amazing list of sponsors, both local, and international. We have GM, Writer's Digest, Peet's Coffee and Tea, Regency Theaters, Spectrum Specialties and Awards, as well as prizes being offered by several writing coaches, editors, and other experts.
Everyone has a "My Gutsy Story." Mine is moving our family to Belize, what's yours?
Please leave a comment and I look forward to connecting with you.