Sunday, January 1, 2012
A Brave New Year
Our holidays were pretty much awesome all the way around. JB was actually off Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the first time in four years. On the years that he works, I try to tell myself that it isn't that big of deal, and just focus on spending time with my folks and family, but it really makes a huge difference to have him here.
I haven't blogged, well, I guess mainly because my brain has been on overload and blogging just got pushed to the back burner. There are big plans in the works over here for this new year, plans to move in a slightly different direction. Posting here may be slightly more sporadic, but you'll be able to find me somewhere new. More to come on that soon, my good buddy Trey is busy building me a new space. But fear not, A Bird Out of Water is not going away, no sirree bob.
In dealing with this new 'space' I mentioned and all that that will entail, I have been dealing with a fair amount of self doubt. Fear. You know, all the typical trappings of trying to branch out and make a big change. And of course being the first day of the new year, there has been a fair amount of reflection of 2011.
I thought back on how the year started in photo school and by the Fall I was tromping about Europe solo. Sometimes thinking back on those 22 days, I have to pinch myself and remember that it really did happen. I really got on that plane to France, by myself, scared shitless. And after a week over there, I stretched myself a little further and traveled to the Cinque Terre.
For me I think that was what 2011 was all about. Pushing myself, scaring myself, forcing myself out of my comfort zone. So that there would be nothing left to be afraid of.
Here's to a brave New Year.