2013 was an uncomfortable year. I threw myself in unfamiliar environments, took big risks, and trusted close friends with my dreams and ambitions. But I love putting myself in these uncomfortable situations because new settings teach me more about my surroundings, myself, and allow me to further grow as a person.

As today begins the first day of 2014, I’m going to keep putting myself in uncomfortable and sometimes painful situations. Cheers to all the girls who will reject me when I ask you to dance, cheers to all the VCs and investors who won’t think my business is viable, and cheers the ones who don’t believe in me and try to poke holes in my dreams. It’s you that make me stronger.

And of course, thank you to all my loving friends and family who provide me with the crazy support.