Nina Nixon

Journal

I'm Nina, a photographer, film maker and forever wanderer.  Passionate about nature, the great outdoors and all of life's adventures.  This is the place where I keep all my 'field notes'

Be courageous in 2013

~ Hello and 'Happy New Year!' ~

Sorry it's a little late.


I feel like I'm slowly waking from a deep slumber and starting to adjust my eyes to the light.

A brand new year all shiny and bright - phew - we made it....thank gawd.

Did you have a great Christmas, a lovely break from routine?  Any firm resolutions that don't include {a} I am going to start giving large sums of money away to a gym I'll never step foot in or {b} I must eat all the chocolate in the house before I can possibly start that diet - which will probably be next Monday of never! That's not the point really is it.

No - not this year.  I've decided I'm not one for the whole resolution thing any more...being the one that always has at least one of the above on her list.  

But there is one thing I would like to say I've achieved in this lovely new year when I'm sat here this time next year mulling things over.

'To be courageous'

To have the courage to do things I would normally shy away from...for the comfort of.  And that's a whole lot of stuff in my books.

Maybe it's settling down, maybe it's having kids - responsibilities - and wanting to play it safe...who knows?  Somewhere along the way I lost my ability to say 'oh just go for it - you'll never know!'

So in 2013 I'm going (to try) to be brave.  

Never turn down an opportunity (was my motto in my twenties) hold my own in a conversation - I can't keep blaming a baby brain for being a blithering idiot.  Not to stand on the edge of everything all the time, but plant my feet firmly in the middle...though if it means having an audience you can forget it.  I've come to learn over the years it doesn't suit me all that well.

So this is my (kind of) resolution - and one I feel attainable - even if it's going to take me a little while to adjust out of my comfort zone.  Just go for it!

Happy New Year...and hello 2013.  Unlucky is not an option.