Living brave does not mean you are fearless or reckless.
To us, living brave meant getting out of our comfort zones, putting ourselves out there to meet people, learn new things, try unfamiliar experiences, and trust our own intuitions.
Yes, we did participate in some hair raising activities, like parasailing off of a 6,000 foot cliff in Turkey. Saying yes to tasting live fire ants. Getting on a plane and traveling without a set agenda. But we also did other things, like trying to communicate in a foreign language, being willing to take local transport, and staying in hostels rather than resorts.
What we learned about living brave, the more action we took, the “braver” we got. Our confidence grew and so did our courage.