2018 will be the year I ... jump without being afraid to fall
Maybe it's because I'm getting older, but I've been spending these last couple of months of 2017 looking ahead to 2018. And it's not in a way that I'm not still taking time to be present, rather in a way where I truly see what could be. Where I recognize the path I'm on and make the decision to march confidently down it.
At my birthday brunch last weekend, I was asked a handful of questions from a couple of friends. Some easy -- "Who are you most excited to have met in the last year?" -- and some not so easy -- "What's your biggest accomplishment in the past year?"
But there was one that stood out to me, and the truth is, I was most shocked by my own answer. My friend's husband asked me: "What do you want to do in the next year?"
My answer: "I just want to grow."
And it's true. That's really all I want out of 31, and out of 2018. I want to grow in all aspects of my life. I want to grow as a friend; I want to grow as an auntie; I want to grow as a business owner. I want to be a better version of myself.
I'm not sure growth comes without risk. So that's where the jumping comes in. I want to try new things. I want to go all-in on this crazy blog/business (and I've already started!). I want to make mistakes (and already have -- just check out my Instagram page where I posted a mug with a pretty substantial error). I want to ask questions I've always been afraid to ask and hear the answers I wasn't ready to hear.
I want to learn. I want to grow. I want to jump without being afraid to fall.