This year I decided that I was going to focus on goals that I wanted to complete that would help me succeed in my new journey rather than the typical new years resolutions.
I have fears of failure and that has hindered my progression in the past. This is the year that I am going to face my fears head on and tackle them one by one. I am putting myself out there and I’m going to stop making excuses.
First goal is that I am challenging myself to a 365 day calligraphy challenge. Every day I will work, practice and post my work to Instagram. At the end of the year, I will hopefully be able to see my progression.
I belong to a forum that is full of peers, a group that inspire me become better and push my boundaries. They have these mail exchanges that you sign up for and then you’re given a list of people you have to send calligraphed mail to. EEEEKKK. I was a member before Christmas and the sign-ups came out for a Christmas Card exchange. I so badly wanted to join in, but there was no way I could possibly do it. The fear was strong and I was convinced people would laugh at me and my sad attempt of calligraphy. I know that it wouldn’t happen – well at least not to my face ;). So I didn’t sign up.
New Year – New Outlook. Sign ups for a February Valentines Day exchange came up and I bit the bullet – my second goal. I will admit that it took me a good five minutes to actually hit submit and when I finally did a wave of nausea washed over me. What have I done? I can’t do this! Abort! ABORT!
It was a couple weeks later and I calmed down from my fears and the list was mailed out. I had eight people on my list. I panicked a little bit, but kept repeating, “You can do this”.
Well it’s official. I have done it. They are now in the mail and I have completed one thing that I never thought I would. Challenge
one two – completed.
I can’t wait for the next one that I want to sign up for. I will do it willingly without hesitation. 😀
I know the road is long and I am still at the beginning of this awesome journey, but I can’t wait to see where it takes me.