On February 1st, 2013, I got my hair cut for the first time in 2 years. It was accompanied by a good friend, and all the tummy-butterflies I normally get before haircuts. I had them cut off about three inches and thin out my layers a bit so my hair won't be its usual thick and tangled mess. The biggest change, though, was this - I got some side bangs. Bangs are something I had been pondering for a while now and so I decided to go for it. I like the change (although it's been a little hard adjust to the hair around my eyes all the time.)
And that was also the day I google+ chatted with Katie, Oriana, and Jess for the first time. We talked about tea and coffee and good music and the temperature during summer and winter days and laughed (a lot).
Overall, the first weekend of February was really good. I finished watching Sherlock (which was torture and happiness all at the same time), and even though I had the flu on Sunday (yuck yuck yuck) it was a satisfying start.
I think it all comes down to a little bit of bravery. It's the essential element to living a good and exciting life. Bravery in the big, and bravery in the small. Do that one thing you've been wanting to do. Try something new. Wear a color you've never worn before. Start listening to some new music. Learn that thing you wish you could do, dream big + dream boldly. Walk barefoot, write about the most important things. Write about your hopes and dreams and everything you can remember about your life. What I'm trying to say is that, if we live without fear, we will have a greater chance at discovery and a life of joy and exciting things.
Living in this tiny Northern Ontario town in winter makes me sleepy sometimes. Which is one of the reasons that I need a good dose of courage once in a while. Winter days often find me sunk into comfortable routines and pajama days. But there are ways to bring adventure and excitement into a little life. (Bravery? I think so.)