bring it on, 2015

In the midst of loads of recap posts and ‘best of’ round ups, I want to look ahead. 2014 was a really hard year for me, I can’t hide that fact. I moved across the country (again), started a new job, got laid off from that new job, ramped up my freelance work and this blog to be a full-time gig, and dealt with some intense depression and a broken heart all in the background. It’s easy for me to say 2014 can go F itself, but truth be told… I learned a TON about myself and my strength. I hate to be cliché, but 2014 really drove home one point: I am way more of a survivor than I give myself credit for. I’ve navigated the waters of starting my own business and balancing full-time freelance work, all while making strides in taking care of myself. It’s true that I still have a lot of progress to make when it comes to that whole self-care thing, but when I think back to where I was a year ago… the differences are enormous. And the biggest change? I’m making awesome decisions for myself in a very real way. Yes, a lot of the time I’m making it up as I go, but this past year has really proven that I can trust my instincts in a big way.

I’m really excited (and trying not to say nervous) about what 2015 has in store for me — and I also want to say a great big THANK YOU to all of you for reading, sharing, and following along as I go through my journey. Your kind words and support is so special to me and I am so very grateful.

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  1. 1.1.15
    Kate Ramos said:

    Happy New Year friend! My all your strong efforts pay off in 2015. Be you bravely.