So true. It's been exactly one year since I attended Making Things Happen. And what a year it has been too. I've posted several other times on this topic since I made the decision to go last year, those posts can be seen here, here, here, here, here AND here :) I can't say for sure where I'd be today if I hadn't gone, but I can tell you with 100% certainty that I would not be as far as I am right now. MTH has really helped me put my vision into action. I've had scary-gigantic ambitions for as long as I can remember, so figuring out what my goals are was never an issue, but really working through what was holding me back from achieving them was. I am a shy person by nature. I am not outspoken or an extrovert by any means and that has really been a key factor from not putting myself out there. An introvert in an extroverts world can really be a scary little place. So deciding to participate in MTH was a huge decision that I did not make lightly. Sitting in a circle of 30+ people, not only standing up to talk in front of all of them, but telling them my deepest, darkest fears and desires.. yeah. It wasn't easy, but I made the decision to give it 100% no matter what and it was completely worth it. One year later and I feel like a different person. I am still not, nor will I ever be the super extrovert type, but my outlook has changed. My perception of the world and myself has changed for the better. I don't need to be an extrovert to be accepted or to do what I want to do. I just need to be myself and I am good with that. Hooray for quiet people!
Here we are a year later and I am feeling very grateful and lucky to have been a part of this wonderful group. It continues to be a resource and inspiration for me (and so many others) as I move forward.