When I look back on the past year, I see a year filled with growth in all aspects of my life. I started a new job in May, and that transition challenged me in so many ways. I finally feel settled in this new cubicle with my colleagues and my manager. My personal growth stemmed from self-reflection on this blog and with my monthly visits to my therapist. I made new friends both online and in real life. I told my story of my postpartum depression and my postpartum anxiety to my extended family and my coworkers. I regained my confidence in myself and my abilities particularly in the creative realm. I feel so blessed and so grateful for the many opportunities that I received last year.
This year I want to continue on my journey of growth and discovery. I chose the word “Dare”. Webster defines the word “dare” as “to be sufficiently courageous to”, “to challenge to perform an action especially as a proof of courage”, and “to have the courage to contend against, venture, or try”. Being a co-producer of the inauguaral Listen to Your Mother Show Milwaukee is a dream come true. I am working with these two amazing women who are fantastic storytellers. Each planning meeting is a master class in writing and creating. Check out our site for updates -http://www.listentoyourmothershow.com/milwaukee/ I signed up for my first blogging conference ever. I will be at BlogHer ’13 in July in Chicago. I keep taking steps to push past my comfort zone and really live my life. I am getting a personal trainer to help me continue to push myself physically in my continued journey towards better physical fitness. I am doing the Dirty Girl Mud Run again in August. I am so excited about the possibilities and challenges that 2013 will bring. I have not felt this energized and excited in several years. What is your one word? Please share with me.
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