2018, Let's Tackle Our Fears Together

I know it’s been awhile since I last posted anything here; the start of the year always seems to be my toughest month(s) to get new content up since it’s usually spent getting over jet lag and getting back into the rhythm of things.  

Every new year, I try to set up a few personal goals. I’m usually 80% successful in keeping them, but for the first time ever, I’ve already broken almost 80% of them. This put me even more off beat. We’re at the end of month 2 of 2018 and I know I’m a little late to the “2018 resolution” party, but hey, better late than never, right?

This year, I decided to make it the year I face my fears.

We all have our fears and insecurities, whether it’s packing up your belongings to move to a new city, letting go of certain relationships because you don’t want to be alone, avoiding certain food items to maintain your figure, or getting yourself to attend that network/class you’ve always wanted to try. Whatever it is, I know everyone has their fears and insecurities, and that’s okay because we’re only human.

2018, I’m going to start tackling some of my fears head-on one by one. I’m in my 20s, so this really is the time to work hard, take risks, and take a leap of faith. It’s the time to jump out of comfort zones and start hiking that mountain you’ve always wanted to hike. It won’t be an easy journey, but if we don’t challenge ourselves when we’re young and have the energy, then how are we supposed to do so when we’re older? They say 20s is when you should start developing healthy skills because it’ll continue to carry over with you through your life, so let’s start developing them.

Start developing your skills now, take that leap of faith, don’t let your fears hold you back.

Even if you’re younger/older than 20s, it’s never too early/late for you to start your hike up that mountain you’ve always wanted to climb. Just don’t give up once you start, go by your own pace, and take moments to appreciate where you’re at because every step will have its own beauty if you look around. Once you get to the top and take-in the breathtaking view, you’ll feel on-top of the world and so incredibly proud that you challenged yourself to go on this journey.

I’d rather learn from my experiences than sit there in regret. 

I don’t ever want to look back in my life and think to myself, “what if I just went for it” or “I should have taken that leap of faith”. This is a lesson I learned early on in my high school years. Knowing fear was the reason for holding me back has personally become an unacceptable excuse.

And so, I’m going to stop procrastinating and make this the year I tackle my fears one by one. 2018, I am so incredibly excited. It's going to be an exciting year filled with lots of growth.