Senior frontend engineer, Vox Media
If you’re passionate about something, just go for it. In 2015, I did many things I have never done before: I spoke at conferences, taught classes and organised community events. As an anxious introvert, interacting with others (strangers!) regularly is extremely difficult for me. I worked hard to push myself out of my comfort zone. Doing so allowed me to gain confidence, opened up more opportunities in my professional life, and bettered my personal life.