2014, as everyone is well aware, will see me turn 30. If I didn't fully accept that I was an adult before, I really have to now. It seems crazy to me because college and high school feel like they were yesterday. I had a great time in those parts of my life. But now, I have to say, I think I'm hitting my stride. I learned a lot about myself in 2013 and I plan on carrying those lessons into the new year and, of course, I plan on learning even more.
I have to let go more. It's a work in progress, but I'm happier when I do.
I have to make sure I am happy with myself or everything else suffers.
I need to maintain my confidence in my abilities. Constructive criticism is good, and I should heed it. But I also have to trust to know when the criticism is unwarranted and therefore I shouldn't let it bring me down.
I really am self-sufficient. I can and will accept help, but if it's not there I can survive without it.
I am loved and supported. So many people this year showed me this in so many ways. Many of them probably don't even know it.
I really really do still want to be in education. I started the year doubting my career choice somewhat frequently, but now I know, more than ever, that this is the field for me.
I am more intelligent than I give myself credit for. I've always surrounded myself with crazy intelligent people- intentionally and unintentionally. Sometimes I think this has made me feel less than. However, I've discovered I have a voice, and I have things to say, and I am well versed in many topics. I am not average or dumb. (But no, I still can't do calculus or stats.)
I have good instincts. I need to trust and follow them.
I am a work in progress, we all are. I'm feeling awesome about my life right now though, and I can't wait to keep living it and growing in it.
Happy 2014 ya'll. Let's make it a good one!