But I’m a fighter AND a work in progress, and I owe it to myself to be successful and happy! And that means not only being conscious of my thoughts (evil bastards that they are), but reshaping them into ones that aren’t so self-defeating. The first step to overcoming something is admitting that there’s a problem in the first place. I’m learning to have an awareness of my energy and utilizing some daily tools to stay afloat.
My word for 2013 is Gratitude and practicing it daily has really helped. Also, reminding myself that just because I do something differently than someone else, doesn’t make it wrong, or less in any way. It simply makes it different. And I’m learning to celebrate my successes; something I’ve not done in the past. All in all, what it boils down to is being mindful, and striking a balance between giving and not giving a shit what people think of you. What matters is what you think of yourself.
So in the words of Jon Acuff, I’m going to punch fear in the face, escape average and do work that matters. I was meant for something more and it’s time to start owning my awesome!
Morgan is a freelance graphic designer obsessed with all things internet and carbohydrate. 2013 is the year she’ll make her business official and once and for all become a little creative (that’s her new business identity). She can be found on her blog, talking about food on Twitter or sharing way too many pictures of her dog on Instagram.
Fear Confessions is a series of essays by creatives who share personal stories about facing their fears. It’s a celebration of vulnerability.