I have never been one to set huge goals or make big resolutions for a new year, but there is something invigorating about the chance to reflect and start fresh. 2018 is the year of 30 for me so it feels like a good time to set some intentions for things I would like to achieve this year. Consistently blogging is one of those things!
I initially felt drawn to blogging more than 4 years ago when I was in the middle of finishing a master's degree and planning our wedding. I was wrapped up in writing my thesis, and staying up late researching. While some may use TV as a way to relax and unwind, I started reading blogs. Soaking up the words and wisdom of other people gave me an outlet and made me feel connected.
I remember feeling so impassioned about starting my own blog that I got out of bed at 2:30 am and decided to go for it! Once I got the blog all set up I added a few blog posts, but then I let something get in my way..fear. Fear of what others would think about what I had to say, fear of judgement, fear of rejection, fear of failure. I let that fear paralyze me to the point where writing a blog post became a painful process of overthinking and over anyalzing instead of just letting my words flow freely.
So what does this have to do with the new year? As I reflect, I realize that too often, I operate my daily life mostly within what is comfortable to me, my "comfort zone." While I have recognized this fear within myself for a long time, it was a recent video post from my Beautycounter mentor Madison that inspired me to no longer let that stand in my way.
One of the beautiful things about this life is that we all have a unique perspective and we have so much to learn from each other! If I continue to let fear silence my thoughts or limit my actions then I am missing out on fulfilling my potential.
So here is to stepping outside the box, going for it and being unafraid of failure in 2018. I hope this inspires you to do the same!