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Hello and welcome 2021!
What a year 2020 was huh? I generally write an end of the year post reflecting on what the past year has taught me and what I am looking forward to but this season felt a bit different for all of us I’m sure. If I had to describe 2020 in one word for me personally it would be SURVIVAL.
After spending some time truly reflecting on what this past year has felt like I realized I spent most of it just trying to survive, like so many of you I’m sure. Nothing has gone according to plan and I’ve been trying to keep everything together day by day. It’s wild to think that last March I thought I may just be getting a few extra weeks off work and home with Zain.
That turned into a pregnancy in isolation, living apart from Trevor, giving birth during Covid, bringing a newborn home with no help or family, trying to keep my business afloat with a two children at home and the constant stress of having Trevor in the hospital working on Covid patients.
I say none of this for sympathy or dramatics and am aware of how lucky we are to have a home to stay in and feel safe. However, a lot of me ignored my own feelings this last year in an effort to survive and stay strong for everyone else. This past year has definitely taught me that I am stronger than I thought and allowed me to focus on what is truly important.
Slower time together and our sweet Zahra were a highlight of 2020 but I hope that 2021 brings health and happiness, travel and an occasional date night out here and there. I’m honestly a home body at my core but I would be lying if I said I didn’t miss getting dressed up and going out every once in a while!
A do have a few goals and intentions for the new year:
Focus on me: This sounds silly but I need to create space each day for my well being and mental health. Whether that looks like a workout, reading my book alone or a nap I need to be better about vocalizing what I need and not always powering through.
Disconnect: Although social media is a big part of my business I want to intentionally spend some time away from it. I took Christmas day off social media and it was so lovely. I have been better about plugging my phone in when dinner time rolls around and it allows me to be more present with my family.
Outsource: I can’t do it all and I definitely can’t do it all well anymore. Although I am a control freak outsourcing parts of my business that I can is hopefully going to be a crucial move for me in 2021.
Be more patient: I say this every year but I feel like being at home with my kids this past year has definitely helped improve my patience and I know I’m capable of much more than I thought.
What goals or intentions do you have set for the New Year?
I also wanted to take a quick moment to thank you all for your love and support this past year. My family feels it and we are so grateful for all of you. This space wouldn’t exist without it and we don’t take that for granted! Cheers to a happy and healthy 2021 friends!