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By January 1, 2013September 24th, 2013Advice
Mandy Fleetwood in box of protective packaging materials

Here’s to getting out of the protective packaging and tackling things that scare me in 2013.

For as long as I can remember, my resolutions have always been to stop biting my nails and go swimming (regularly). I keep neither. I’m not really a believer in New Year resolutions, which is probably down to my inability to stick to them. I am, however, very much a believer in trying to improve yourself and in doing/attempting new things. There’s that saying that ‘If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always got’, so off the back of that affirmation, attributed to Henry Ford that I probably saw on Pinterest, I have decided to embrace Doing Scary Things.

Actually not literally terrifyingly scary, rather just things that make me wobble and that I might naturally shy away from. Experience has taught me that it’s good to aim high and put yourself on the line a bit, outwith the comfy comfort zone, and that it does often pay to trust your gut instinct. If it works out, it’s a fantastic feeling and if it doesn’t then there’s usually a funny story to be had with my ever supportive boyfriend and my lovely friends in the pub afterwards.

Happy New Year folks!

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