Friday, January 18, 2013

Focusing on Life - 2/52

This is week 2 of 52 for Sally Russick's Focus on Life challenge.  This week's photo prompt is to take a picture that represents our "single word" or "resolution" for 2013.  My Word for 2013 is Fearless.
 
My chosen Word is truly not just a Word to me - it is more of a feeling, a direction in which I want to take my life.  I am also not a Resolution kinda gal - I prefer the term goal.  And my goal -not just for this year-is to become more self confident, to be less of a "naysayer", to not second-guess every little thing, to not constantly weigh the pros and cons ( the cons always seem to win).  I want to follow through!  I want to see where this journey - my life - can take me.  I want to be more positive.  About Everything.  I don't want to look back and have regrets about "what could have been".  I just want "to do".
 
This quote I found on the Internet sums it up for me - I wish I could credit the author - but there was no link (if anyone knows, please advise!)
 
BE FEARLESS - If you could make only one resolution this year, let it be to live boldy.  You control THIS moment.  Rather than cautiously test the water, dive straight into life with freeing abandon.  Imagine the person you want to be, and the life you want to live, then simply commit to them.  Believe in yourself.  Embrace your beauty.  Discover a new passion.  And, whatever you do, wherever you go, don't be afraid to make a splash.
 
 
In trying to come up with a picture that synopsizes my word - I looked around my little world to try to find something that relates to Fearless.  Steps - where can they take me next?  Who knows? !  I just know that I will be taking them.

Thank you Sally!  Please be sure to stop by Sally's blog for links to this week's participants.

Thank you for stopping by!

45 comments:

  1. Patti, I love the stairs-it's a great way to represent your word. I'm a lot like you, over-thinking or worrying about every little thing until it's dead in the water, and I end up regretting it later.

    Here's to a fresh start for all us!

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  2. Patti, that is a wonderful word and a great quote. I love the stairs leading to the unknown. It's a great inspiration to just start moving and see where you end up.

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  3. I totally see a little kid looking up the spooky staircase - ready to climb them. Fearlessly!

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  4. great post Patti! taking the path, to the top of the stairs to find out what is there .... wonderful idea!!!

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  5. Oh Patti...love the direction and visual you used to demonstrate your feeling of fearlessness. Jumping in, trusting your feelings but discounting fear (unless it could hurt you) is a great way to live your life.

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  6. The steps are a perfect representation of fearless! You don't know what's at the top unless you go for it. I loved, too, what being fearless means to you.

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  7. Patti - that's a very good word, I love it! I love your representation too - perfect visual for it! May you boldly go where you need to :)

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  8. That is a very good depiction of your word! One step at a time, you will conquer all your fears.

    You already conquered one of them...by posting your pic last week and even making it your profile pic! Congratulations on step 1 :)

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  9. Patti, what a great choice for a picture...and I second everything that Kashmira said - you sure overcame a fear by posting your self portrait which you had never done before...and I noticed it on FB as your new avatar! Way to go - by posting that photo, it was a way of showing you are not faceless - you are FEARLESS! :-)

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  10. This is an inspiring post! You make me want to live fearlessly too! And the stairs couldn't be more perfect!

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  11. Just choosing this word, Patti, will make it happen, since it took a lot of courage to commit to it. I know you will do well. Those stairs are so provocative and suit your word well.

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  12. That's a fine word for what hopefully will be a year where you fear less!
    Sadly, I don't know the quote source, but it's a great one :o)
    I'm no. 21 on the list :)

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  13. Love this. So many of your words speak to me, in many ways. Thanks for sharing this! Let's walk up the stairs into a wonderful 2013!

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  14. Great interpretation of your word Patti - the angle of your shot really gives a sense of the steepness of your task. I know your will live up to your word and achieve wonderful and well deserved things.

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  15. thank you so much for your lovely, lovely comment, patti - you've made my day :)

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  16. Love it! Very inspiring as I should do the same! Thank you!

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  17. Patti, I love getting to know you better, perfect picture and well written. We must plan a creative play date!!!

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  18. That is an awesome word Miss Patti and one that has a great full meaning. I like that it will take you in new directions. Enjoy the day. Erin

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  19. Great word Patti. I found it difficult to commit to one word. I like the stairs symbolism too.

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  20. Getting up one stair at a time to achieve your goal of being fearless... Great imagery!

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  21. Yep, fearless is what I see in this photo - awesome shot! Great word for the year, too! I think it's one that might resonate w/many of us out there.

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  22. I love it! Such an evocative word - just saying it makes me feel more powerful. Congratulations on making such a commitment to yourself. Beautiful!

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  23. Love your word and your intentions! I look forward to witnessing your fearlessness in 2013!

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  24. Wonderful word Patti - love the photo of the steps. It doesn capture your word for the year!

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  25. Powerful word and I like the way you are thinking. The picture is perfect for what's going on in your mind. You'll get there, Patti. Great start. Dita.

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  26. Mine is fearless as well. Your picture and your post are perfect. steps where can they take me next. Love that Patti.

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  27. Patti, I know you can be FEARLESS and accomplish the goals you set out for yourself this year! The photo of the steps is great for representing your word... when you stand at the bottom there is no place left to go but up and you have to be fearless to take that first step! Good Luck!

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  28. Love your word and the quote too! Seems to be you do a very good job of living your word!

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  29. A beautifully written post. I like the concept of the stairs as every journey begins with the first step. Thank you for sharing yours.

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  30. Beautiful! Reminds me of my mantra - "error on the side of enthusiasm". :)

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  31. Hi Patti,
    I am sure you will take each and every step in your life with full abandon and no fear in your heart. Wonderful word.
    Therese

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  32. Good for you! You can do it :) I like the photo of the stairs... to me it looks like something to overcome, and I just realized that the stairs may look frightening, overwhelming or foreboding but the fact that they have 'steps' means that they can indeed be climbed!

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  33. Great photo Patti! May you boldly go forth and do all your heart desires 💜

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  34. I love that quote Patti, and the stairs are a perfect way of illustrating it!

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  35. Perfect! Love the ideas of stairs. Makes me think of my little one learning to climb them - completely fearless. She was the same way coming down I always had to make sure I had her hand. Like the day she held a tarantula, she didn't know she was supposed to be scared - fearless!! So Miss Patti, I say revert to your little girl self and just be awesome :)

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  36. Hey Patti I'm thinking of another Hitchcock still...:D Great word, wonderful quote!! Can't wait to see what you do next week!!

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  37. Patti that is most excellent - I like the idea of goals better also. I know you will live large and accomplish great things!

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  38. What a FABULOUS word to start your year and the image of the steps is a great symbolic take on your word. Best of luck as you move through this year!

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  39. Your word gives supports mine 'Flourish', which can be accomplished step by step! And being fearless about leaving your comfort zone.. Hm.. And the picture does justice in not showing where it starts and where it ends.. I like it!!

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  40. Amen sister!!! I know your post was meant to share your word, but you've truly inspired me. Yes, Patti! Let's make a splash! And since your word is fearless ... you go first! Ha! =)

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  41. I like the word goal instead of resolution too! Great post enjoyed reading it...great word too!

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  42. *LOVE* your word !!! One of my other favorite sayings is " Leap and the net will appear".

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  43. Reading your post this morning was the perfect way to start my day. Thank you!

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  44. Wow! Great post and I love that quote, I may need to refer back to it as a reminder from time to time.

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