a little extra grace // take the risk

Most of us spend our days in front of a screen, or at least indoors. But now, summertime is here, the sun is shining, and it is time to get outside and enjoy yourself. Let these warm days inspire you to feel like a kid again… maybe even give yourself a challenge.

a little extra grace // take the risk www.jojotastic.com artwork by @coloregraceFor the past few years, every summer, I’ve been envious of bike-riders. One day when I was five my best friend decided to take her training wheels off and I thought I could do it, too. But while she effortlessly rolled down the pavement, I crashed over and over. I was devastated about not being able to ride my bike, so I quit. Now, at age 23, I’m ready to re-learn how to ride a bike and go for a ride with a friend, but every time I think of riding again, this tiny fear of crashing stops me. This year I’ve decided to take the risk and just go for it. I’m excited to try a new activity that could get me away from the computer more often.

a little extra grace // take the risk www.jojotastic.com artwork by @coloregraceHere are a few other ideas:

  • Dive into the pool.
  • Take surf lessons.
  • Learn how to climb (See Joanna for tips!)
  • Pack a few things and the tent and go camping.
  • Run until your legs feel like jelly.
  • Gather your friends for a picnic in the park featuring a new recipe you learn.
  • Plan a road trip to someplace new.
  • Craft a new cocktail to enjoy for the summer.

a little extra grace // take the risk www.jojotastic.com artwork by @coloregrace

The list could go on, but make sure whatever you do have fun. Remember, you can’t look ridiculous if you’re having fun. To inspire you to ‘take a risk’ this summer I’ve made these two desktop wallpapers!


Instructions to download:

  • Click the link.
  • Save the image.
  • Find the image in your photo library.
  • Set it to be your desktop image.

This download was made with Higgins Eternal black ink and a 2 round paint brush.
hotography by Bruce Layman and Colore’ Grace.

Please note: these designs are for personal use only and not for any commercial purposes. All copyright of these images is retained by Colore’ Lincoln.

p.s. more a little extra grace downloads!

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Joanna Hawley-McBride is a Pacific Northwest-based social media strategist, content creator, and former textile designer. Joanna is the founder and editor-in-chief of Jojotastic, a lifestyle blog focused on Joanna’s work-in-progress cabin, finding the best pair of underwear through #UnderwearThesis, and empowering women to explore nature — all in her signature unfiltered style. Her work has been featured in Domino, CNBC, and Eating Well.

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