My Word for 2018? Fearless!

In my last post, I shared my vision board for 2018. If you noticed, the word “FEARLESS” was front and center. I wanted a word that would always be at the core of everything I do in the new year.

2017 taught me that I have the power to change my life. I don’t have to just allow things to happen to me – I can move the direction of my life the way I want. In order to do that though, I had to overcome my own fears, self-doubts, and insecurities.

For many years, I felt like a gerbil in one of those exercise wheels – constantly doing things for others. But I somehow realized that I was getting lost in the process. I was a great mother, wife, daughter, sister, teacher, friend, but what about ME? What about that little curly-haired girl who was a straight-A student, dancer, singer, and had so many goals and dreams for herself?

Me circa 1974.

In 2017, I left my job of 17 years and drove almost 3,000 miles across the country to start a new life. This was the most empowering thing I’ve ever done.

Now that I’m here in Southern California, I feel as if I’ve blossomed in a way I couldn’t have before, and I want to remember to come from a place of being fearless. Not second guessing myself. Not worried about what others think. Not beating myself up about past decisions.

This year will be about taking chances, getting out of my comfort zone, and working on long-held dreams.

Do you have a word for 2018? I’d love to hear!

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