Twenty FifteenJanuary 5, 2015
I took a few days off to revamp the site (do you like?) and to do a little self soul examination. Because I consistently push myself throughout the year, I tend to really reflect on how much I've grown, how much things have changed, and embracing the things that remain the same in the last 12 months. My biggest goal of 2014 was to not always be so critical of myself and my work. That's extremely difficult, because I am somewhat of a perfectionist, and while I am not completely cured, I am very proud of the progress I've made.
Although I always have mini-goals (things I like to accomplish day-to-day, week-to-week,etc.), but I do enjoy taking this time to figure out my overall goals for the new year. Since I am a very goal-oriented person, I often think too far into the future instead of embracing the present moment.
Looking back I've realized how many moments and opportunities I let slip by because I allowed my mind to be preoccupied with thoughts that had nothing to do with that moment. I am definitely still learning that everything has it's own time and place.
Remember the thing I said before about being a perfectionist? Well, there are several ideas that come along with that title that go well beyond high expectations. Sometimes, I find myself setting these lofty goals, only to become frustrated when I think things aren't going how I imagined in that moment. The funny thing is, the end result always turned out fine. I already know I will (and have) set some pretty big goals for the next 12 months, but I am also allowing myself to adjust to the learning curve.
Finally, since we are all allowed only one life, I want this to be the year I live outside of my comfort zone. Last year I said "yes" to several opportunities I would have normally declined because I am (believe it or not) a really shy person. As a result, professionally, I got to meet and collaborate with some amazing people and I truly look forward to the new experiences waiting for me this year. So here's to a new year, new goals, new opportunities and new rewards.
I believe 2015 is going to be amazing.