Yep, a year for the books. There is no denying that it was HARD in all levels. I have seen how so many people would like to erase the year from their lives. Skip it like it did not happen. Although I completely understand why, I feel the opposite.
Growing is what makes us better. Discomfort forces us to move and grow. Year 2020 was all about that. Our lives change from one day to the next. We felt all kinds of emotions with fear and uncertainty being on the top of the list. I feel that globally we have developed in a way where we do anything to avoid discomfort. We figure out numbing ways whenever we feel anxious or uncomfortable about anything. It has become our main coping mechanism.
Year 2020 shook all of us to our core. Our coping mechanism where not working anymore. It was a year for self-reflection and perspective taking. A year for us to really go back to our core to define our priorities and see if we are living according to them. A year to understand that at the end of the day, we are not in control. An opportunity to clarify our values and make the changes needed to live by them.
For me, enjoying the little moments, being clear on who really deserves my love and attention. It was an opportunity for me to evaluate my faith and confirm to me once again that it is my biggest value. I am not the one in control of the bigger picture and all the discomfort that the year brought, made me stronger. In the words of Brené Brown, “It is in the messy part of life that the magic happens…”
…we just need to be curious, willing to feel the discomfort and show courage! Year 2020 was messy. Looking forward to experience how the magic unfolds in year 2021!!! How did you experienced 2020 and what was your biggest take away of the year?