This time last year, I was writing about a decade in reflection and gearing up for what I thought would be an amazing year, 2020. I sit here now, in a quiet, calm, clean house. My dog snoring next to me on the couch, and it’s still outside. I can’t help but feel like it’s all a blur. WTF happened this year.
I wrap up this year feeling so many things but mostly feeling like I’ve had an awakening inside. Maybe it was the pandemic induced travel restrictions, or perhaps it was the pandemic induced slow down of work, or even the pandemic induced longing for continued human connection, albeit via zoom with hundreds of people I’ve never met during the altMBA. Whatever it was, I feel more clear on who I am now, at 36, at the end of this year unlike any other I’ve had.
I feel open to what the world has in store for me and ready to experience new things. I am leaving behind:
- ) Insecurity
- ) Fear of the unknown
- ) Past trauma
- ) Saying yes to everything
- ) Putting myself last
The things I’ve learned in 2020:
- ) Take care of yourself first, you can’t help others if you’re not OK first
- ) Everything I’ve ever hoped and dreamed for, I have
- ) I am a good mother
- ) To change how you physically feel, you have to change how you think
- ) Time is currency
I don’t do new years resolutions but I do like the idea of a fresh clean slate, a fresh new year ahead. A blank new calendar to fill up with goals. New experiences to be enjoyed. New opportunities to be seized. New projects to tackle both in work and in life. Whatever this year has brought you, I hope you can look forward instead of backward and step into a new year with a newfound sense of yourself and all of the amazing things you’re capable of.
Happy New Year