it's funny how you tend to forget things you always knew about yourself 'til someone you trust points them out: this past week, a friend and mentor reminded me that i'm ballsy chick. i've always thought of myself as bold, but hearing him say this gave me the confirmation i needed to push myself forward and think bigger. i'm just getting started. even though i may not be exactly where i want to be, i'm feeling more confident and more positive than ever. i am totally at ease with where i am in life. i'm even feeling confident in not having all the answers. being a work in process is part of the fun! this year, i set out to do many things and i proved to myself i could do them (like start a passion project, write more, meet new people, orchestrate events, teach). every day i'm celebrating my feats but also seeing them as opportunities for improvement. and every day is a new opportunity to make some cool shit happen. in turn, i'm the happiest and most fulfilled me i've ever been.