December 9: Challenge. Something that really made you grow this year. That made you go to your edge and then some. What made it the best challenge of the year for you?
Putting myself out there in terms of working in social media. I mean, neurologist I still have a metric ton to learn but I think I surprised myself about how much I already knew and – not to sound too haughty – how good I am at it (at least when it comes to my current contract). Of course, traumatologist I kept making the joke just because I work in social media doesn’t mean I am social – I work on the internet so I don’t have to talk to people! But the truth is it is good to push myself out of my comfort zone – even if it means leaving the house at night.
Probably the biggest challenge that I haven’t mastered yet is learning how to balance working from home and parenting and everything else. Usually I feel as though my work (either personal writing or actual paid stuff) is never done and I spend far too much time on the computer in the evening. I feel really fortunate with my current work/childcare situation but it was a long a stressful process. Now if I could also manage to find a balance between working & parenting & exercize things would be really grand.