No more procrastinating, no more self doubt and lack of confidence keeping me down. I'm going to get to work and have FUN damnit! I'm going to learn new techniques and celebrate and learn from my failures. I'm going to celebrate my successes without worrying if it makes me look vain. I'm going to talk to people and get out there and make friends and stop hiding behind this curtain of social anxiety that has been like a child's security blanket since puberty.
I'm going to stop letting others opinions of me affect how I feel about this hobby. I'm going to accept that sometimes people won't like me and what I do and sometimes they're going to say very hurtful things. I'm not going to take petty insults to my looks or my body get me down.
It's going to be a good year, I'm damn well going to make sure of it.