The year is coming to an end and I can’t help but reflect on how this year went; the contributions I have made, the changes and growth that my family and I experienced, the things we have learnt as a family, the new heights we have achieved, and all the new goals we are setting for the future. I mean, can you believe it’s almost year end?!
In true 2020 fashion, there has been a lot of challenges that my family and I had to endure this year. With all the planned, cancelled, and unplanned events, this year has prepared me in ways I didn’t even know could happen. It has taught me the power of the pivot, the resilience to keep moving forward, and that when I keep an open mind in the things that I do everyday, I will find peace and stillness amidst all the chaos.
This year I relied on a habit tracker to keep things on track, that includes making sure I spared some time for self-care such as meditation, setting daily affirmations, journaling, and going to bed early. Being home most of the time has definitely allowed me be more consistent in following a routine.
But the year hasn’t ended yet and just a few weeks ago I decided to get a head start on one of my visions and goals for next year. I took up a new challenge in an effort to acquire a promising side hustle; I signed up as a consultant under Norwex (saving further details for another day) I feel that a side hustle (or two) is what I need at the moment to keep up with these trying times. My goal as a mother is to give my family the very best in terms of comfort, education, growth, family values, amazing memories, and so much more.
Another goal of mine for this year was to find peace and be at peace with myself, accepting myself for who I am, and practicing gratitude everyday for what I have and what I don’t have in my life. Getting closer to that goal involves me eliminating toxic feelings, to unlearn negative and harmful practices and thought patterns, and to create a space for myself that is nurturing for growth so that I am able to generate even more loving energy for myself and for the people around me.
That being said, growth is such an important thing for me and my family. For Tim and I we are always encouraging one another to live outside our comfort zone, to keep learning, and not be afraid to take up something new. Life sure is short, and I know that we all have big dreams which we deserve to have the chance to achieve - to live a life that is filled with love, joy, and release anything that doesn’t serve the best in us.
I am so happy for where we are today and I can say with confidence that for Tim and I, we have definitely grown and matured, as a couple, as parents, as children, and as friends to everyone around us. Quarantine has kept our family even closer together, built new relationships and strengthened our bond. For that I am ever so thankful.
What is one thing that you have learnt, and one achievement that you are most proud of this year? I would love to know.