If I were to sum up 2010 in one word, it would be this one. This has been a year rife with challenges, big and small. From designing an entire magazine to dealing with my grandma’s cancer diagnosis to ending the relationship with my father, it hasn’t been easy. I have been challenged. I have been tested. It has been a rollercoaster of a year but I can firmly say that I won. I beat the challenges. I was tested and I succeeded. It wasn’t easy. I doubted myself again and again and again. I fought it. But I have shown myself how strong I am. While I may not believe in myself, I am getting there. This year has helped me to see what I am capable of.
I want 2011 to be the year of risks. My post yesterday talked a lot about how I’m shutting myself off from risks because I’m too afraid I don’t have what it takes. I want this thinking to stop. I want to stop thinking I can’t do something and instead believe in myself. Fear and anxiety has had a stronghold over my life for the past few years and it’s time to break free. I know there’s a confident, vibrant woman inside of me and she’s so ready to be unleashed.