This is my year, people. 2011. Mine. I called dibs, I called shotgun, and I am claiming this year as mine.
This is the year I say yes to new opportunities. Sometimes I don’t take on new things, because I’m afraid of failing, or looking foolish. Sometimes I don’t go to events I want to, because I’m afraid I won’t know anyone.
Not this year.
I talk a lot on this blog about how awesome I think I am. Sometimes I don’t feel so awesome though. Sometimes I’m insecure about my writing, my food, my ability to succeed. Sometimes I’m afraid that I can’t do it.
Not this year.
This is the year I take on new opportunities, the year I make new opportunities for myself. I won’t sit around and wait for things to come to me this year. I will make them myself.
I will be relentless. I will not stop. If I want something or need something, I’ll get it. If I can’t get it, I’ll figure out something close, and I’ll get that.
I’ll work less, but better. I’ll laugh harder. I’ll stop resisting, and start going for it.
This is my year.
Part of making this my year is putting it out there. Holding myself accountable for my success. That’s what this post is about.
In a year, I’ll have another post about how this was my year, how I made it happen, and all of the awesome things that come from making every year your year.
This is kind of like The Secret, but awesomer.
If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll see #yearOfLauren in there. These are tweets of things I’m doing to make this year my year. Some of them don’t seem like much. But this is about pushing back at my own nature, taking chances I wouldn’t take ordinarily. This is about making my life the way I want it. This is about how the things I do everyday ARE my life, and not just things. This is about making the choice every day to be awesome, to not accept negativity, to not succumb to inertia, to kick my own ass, to making my life greater that I think it could be.
I’ve got some things in the works as part of this project. Hopefully I can share those with you soon. You’ll like them, I promise.