I welcomed the New Year with a couple friends, a bottle of champagne and lots of hope and anticipation for another year full of opportunities & challenges ahead. But it's not just about hope and anticipation, it's about going out there in search of those opportunities. Stepping out of your comfort zone to learn more about yourself and what you're capable of. All the while reflecting on the lessons you've learned over the years and embracing mistakes as life's little way of saying 'Not so fast. There's a lesson here you NEED to learn.'

And judging by how the first month has gone by so far, there's going to be a lot more lessons and insight to come. Here's to 2013. Let's go.