2013 needs to be about pushing myself out of my comfort zone and taking both personal and professional risks. On the personal end, I'm trying to be more confident about doing things on my own. I don't know about you, but I turn into a nervous wreck whenever I attend a get together where I won't know anyone other than the host. I become the QUEEN of bad excuses and end up bailing last minute. I've pushed myself to suck it up and go to two of these kinds of parties in the past few weeks and I ended up having a fantastic time! I'm also trying to get better about going to events alone. I've missed out on a lot of great art exhibits/concerts/speakers/movies because if no one else wants to go, I feel uncomfortable going alone. Last night one of my absolute favorite bands, Gold Fields, was playing in DC. No one else was interested and typically that would have made me stay at home. I decided to go anyway and I was so glad I did! They put on an INCREDIBLE show and I did a ridiculous amount of dancing.
Professionally, I want to be braver about sharing new ideas and voicing my opinion. I'm always afraid others will think my ideas are silly so I tend to keep them to myself. But so what if someone thinks an idea is silly? They might also think it's fantastic. I'll never know if I don't put my thoughts out there.
Do you have a word that you're working towards in 2013?