It’s a new year, a new decade, a new chapter. I don’t usually get too excited about the new year, but this year I am truly hype. Great things are on the horizon and I can just feel the energy buzzing in the air.
Not too long ago I decided to take the leap of faith and start my own business, providing psychotherapy and private yoga lessons to the greater NYC area. It’s exciting and new and uncertain. I kept telling myself that I needed to wait until… well, basically until I thought I was more ready. But if there’s one lesson I keep learning over the last fewof years, it’s that each one of us is capable of more than we think we are. I had told myself that I couldn’t move to New York City because I didn’t think this girl from Massachusetts could handle the big city, but almost six years later here I am thriving. I had told myself that I couldn’t apply to the grad school I wanted to go to because I didn’t think I would get in, but here I am with a graduate degree from an Ivy League university (and the student loans to prove it). I had told myself that I couldn’t apply to certain jobs because I wasn’t experienced enough, but I have a job that I truly love working with people who have come to be like family to me. For me, 2020 is the year that imposter syndrome has to take a seat.
To be honest, I’m not sure where this year will take me. What I can say is that so far the response that I’ve gotten from clients, friends, family, and colleagues has been overwhelmingly affirming. I have all the feelings. I’m excited to be joining the ranks of entrepreneurs who have decided that they will just start and figure things out as they go.
This year is about having the courage to just step forward and see what happens.
It doesn’t have to be perfect. It just has to start.
So hello 2020. It’s nice to meet you.