Clearly blogging wasn’t a great accomplishment of mine this year. However, I did face some fears head-on.

A challenge I’ve overcome this year? Myself. And that little voice inside my head that always discourages me. I keep myself from too much. It makes me feel awful. It isn’t worth it.

I started a fledgling freelance writing career. That’s right, I said it, career. And yes, in this economy. I started in May and had six articles accepted by regional print publications. Things can only get better from here.

I’m going back to school. I’ve just started, and I have to say, it feels good in that kind of “hurts so good” way.

Next year, I need to focus on taking care of me, and my family. The career building stuff was important for me to do this year, but I couldn’t have done it without a supportive family.