Birthday Resolution: Think Big

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Today’s my birthday, and I often take the day as an opportunity for a resolution or new goal. This year? I want to “Think Big.” (And yes, I’m a grown adult taking advice from a 90’s cartoon character. What of it.) You see, as an entrepreneur/blogger/marketing person/etc./etc., I often have fun, ridiculous, and grand ideas. Usually these go away as quickly as they come with thoughts like “that’ll never work” or “I’m just one person. I can’t do that.”

In this past year, I’ve done some awesome stuff. I’ve put together fun events, had a booth at a convention, started planning for an upcoming Kickstarter, created an online store, attended more cons, and laid plans for future partnerships/opportunities with the blog. A lot of these things have been scary. At some point in all of it, I’ve doubted if I could even do it. But I’ve loved everything and learned so much.

I resolve to not hold myself back. I’m going to dream and actually put my dreams into action. And each thing I do, whether it’s writing a blog post, throwing a party, or planning a new goal, I’m going to say “What can I do to go even BIGGER.” I think this will continue to push me throughout the year and will help me grow tremendously.

Do you make resolutions on your birthday? What are yours? How would you like to see me go bigger this upcoming year?

6 Comments

  1. Happy Birthday Tara! You have done some super amazing things this year! I really admire what you are doing. You’ve actually inspired me to pursue my own geeky ventures! I design and create bags. I was actually asked to specially design bags for two different auction lots in this year’s Desert Bus! However, I have a feeling I’m struggling with a lot of the things you’ve probably gone through to get to where you are. For example: starting a business/designing a website/overcoming fear/etc. Have you thought about writing a “How-To” guide?

    Keep up the great work! I look forward to another year of geeky fun-filled awesome!

  2. Thank you so much! (And I clicked through to your link with pics of your bags. Holy cow, those are amazing! I LOVE the Doubleclicks one!)

    I think the best “How-Tos” I have right now are “Just do it. Stop stalling. Stop waiting. You can always change/perfect once it’s done.” and “Ask for help.” I’ll let you know more once I figure it out myself. 😉

  3. I’ll add my happy birthday wishes, and my name to the list of people you’ve inspired to go for it. I’m excited to see what your next year has in store!

  4. A bit late, here! Happy birthday Tara!! I hope you had a great one 🙂

    I tend to leave my resolutions for other dates, however this year I’ll turn 25 and it scares the hell out of me. I think I’ll start my birthday month (November!) by doing some soul searching into what I want for the next 25 years of my life.

    Thanks for the inspiration and keep on rocking!

  5. Thank you!

    The quarter-life crisis can be a tough one–a lot of my friends and I went through a soul searching period around that time. Some of us are still searching, but at least we’re going in the right direction! Best of luck on your search!

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