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“How soon “Not Now” becomes “Never””

I actually liked writing something every day. I think it was the photography that took the time, planning and sometimes energy. The blogging side of things, since I’m on the computer studying most evenings, doesn’t actually phase me. There are lots of Photography projects planned this year, with a holiday coming up in April, a few weddings to photograph and some other bits and pieces. But what I’d really like to get stuck into again, is sunsets!

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So with the New Year comes the resolution to photograph more sunsets, more sunrises, and more beautiful things. The quote today comes from a book I was reading last night. The quote originally in German, translates nicely into English. “How soon ‘not now’ becomes ‘never’.” And I thought how true this quote is, for so many of us. We say ‘not now’ a lot of the time, without even thinking about it. So my other resolve this coming year, is to say it less. If I really can’t do something, a No is a great answer. A Yes is even better. But a ‘not now’ is a much sadder path to take, turning so quickly, into never.

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Have you made resolutions this year? I decided that my ‘less of the not nows’ would encompass a lot of the other resolutions I made. To go to the gym (which i started last year in December), to lose weight (which i also started last year in July), to put the caps on my camera lens more often when not using it (haven’t yet started this…where are all those damn caps?!) and to, generally, get more out of life (started every year of my life for as long as I can remember!) Resolutions can be disappointing, and can quickly become a joke when we find that we’re not able to keep them. So we turn to resolving to ‘not eat any more chocolate.’ I mean come on. Who even sticks to that?

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So there we have it. The resolutions are set. If I hadn’t just finished the 365 challenge, I would have resolved to blog more – but that would be silly now wouldn’t it! Nevertheless, here we go…

  • Eat more chocolate
  • Lens cap the lens’s!
  • Photograph more sunsets
  • Say less ‘ not nows ‘
  • Enjoy the Gym
  • (this will happen on the day they introduce free chocolate on arrival, which will tie in nicely with resolution one)

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