Thursday, January 2, 2014

Good Bye 2013 Hello 2014

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 learned:

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!

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