Well, here we are just a few days left until the new year. Who could have predicted all that we experienced in 2020?
Like many people, I usually take some time in late December to review the year. What I accomplished, what still needs to be worked on, and what I hope to accomplish in the coming year.
2020 being, well 2020, it was tempting to avoid a year end review. If you are like me, your goals may have been tossed out the window with the changing circumstances. You may have had turmoil, illness, job loss, or any other number of Covid related circumstances that you have no desire to look back on and reflect. Yep, it is very tempting to just keep walking and not look back at the year that will go down in the history books for all the wrong reasons.
Yet, to live is to evolve, and change never comes easy. If fact, change can be downright painful. It is fair to say that nothing I saw in store for my 2020 dreams came to fruition. It would be easy for me to write this year off but I decided to take another look.
When I look back on the year, I am proud of how adaptable and resilient I am. From teaching music to leading my church Mary services online, I have learned how to think outside the box to get things done. I have been reminded how quickly things can change and have made great strides when it comes to letting go of things and situations when it is time to move on. I have grown in patience and in the knowledge that I can make a positive difference during unsettling times. I changed my goals as situations changed. None of this was smooth or easy. It has all been awkward and frustrating. Even so, I feel that I am a stronger, more compassionate human than I was 12 months ago.
So, as you reflect on your year, how did you adapt? What challenges did you meet head on? How did you rise to the occasion? What did you learn about yourself that you may have not discovered if you did not live through 2020? I know that you did amazing things, developed new hobbies, or became a source of strength and encouragement for someone.
As always, I would love to hear from you.
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Until next time,