Top 10 Instagrams of 2013 – #10 Exploration

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Top 10- Instagrams of 2013 – #10 Exploration

By Rowena Mynott

As 2013 starts to wind down its a good time to reflect on the year that has just passed and the year that is to come. I have obviously been in a reflective mood recently as last month I decided to start a monthly ‘Taking Stock‘ routine: pausing life for a few moments to realise what you are happy and thankful for right in that very moment. Right now as I sit here and look through my images from 2013, I embrace the good and the sad, the ups and the downs and the growth that has taken place. This year has focused on family: Visits and holidays with family from overseas early in the year, my grans passing mid year and these days realising my son is no longer a toddler but is growing into the most incredible child I could ask for.

72&Rising is also growing and developing. I left the magazine format behind and embraced the world of blogging. Thank you to all those that embraced that change with me. It was a difficult decision to make as I loved the old product, but for me right now this is where we need to be. Who knows what the future holds but in 2014 you can certainly expect some exciting things happening here as this process of writing, taking pictures and posting on a regular basis becomes more fluid. I’m re-defining 72 and I look forward to hearing from you about what you would like me to focus on a little more.  There will be plenty of the old: travel and photography but also some new … Let me know.

So as a way to reflect on 2013 I decided to give you a little glimpse into my life and share some of our Top 10 family highlights as seen from my Instagram.  If you would like to follow along, I will be posting one each morning for the next 10 days. Today is Exploration.

Exploration is so important for children. It gives their mind freedom and allows them to be creative and alive, to learn and to test (or listen to) their fears. But above all, it’s fun! As an adult exploration is never a bad thing either … for the same reasons. It is easy to become complacent and lax in our electronic world. Get out there. Explore. Live.

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Exploring in the sunshine
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Exploring in the rain … and mud
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Exploring new art
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Exploring how to escape!!
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Exploring viewpoints
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Exploring with friends
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Bravely exploring alone
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