My A to Z.
The Letter N
New..... There are 2 sides to New. The really good and the little bit scary. New shoes, new haircut, new house, new clothes, new haircut, new baby, new relationship. All things to look forward to, to make you happy, to make you feel good about yourself. Then there's the new that you go into with a bit of apprehension. The new school or the new job. Remember that first day at the school gates? blazer sleeves too big, clutching your bag hoping you will fit in. Or the start of a new job, trying hard to be part of the team, balancing the questions and use of initiative so as not to look too confrontational or cocky. Then there's now, the New Year. Saying goodbye to the crap of the last and promising yourself that you will be a better person, you will be this that and another. Does that ever happen? Why can't you just stay as you are and be ok with that?
No.....a word I need to add to my vocabulary and Stick to. No, I can't take on that extra piece of work. No I can't do that as I'm on my lunch break. No, No, No,No,No.
Nana.... I have written about my Nana (Grandmother) here. No other words need to be said apart from she was an exceptional woman, and I love her so much.
Nostalgic.... the older I get the more I look on the past. Not in a negative way but more in a 'can you remember these when we were a kid sort of way?' I love goggling old stuff. I could visit the Bakelite museum every day and spend hours salivating over bits of plastic. I had boxes of old Jackie annuals which only recently could I bring myself to get rid of. There's nothing wrong with reminiscing about the past, just don't live in at or let the mistakes of your past shape your future.