Can you believe we are almost half way through 2021?!
I am an obsessive goal setter. I set yearly, monthly and weekly goals. I love to check them off, see projects completed and milestones reached. This is why January is one of my favorite months…not just a new month, but a whole new year to go after what I want to accomplish.
2020 was my big year! I turned 50 in September, so I was personally entering a new decade along with the world as whole. It seemed meaningful and symbolic, a time to reinvent and renew. A time for BIG achievements. Start a new business, create a new product, (finally) train for the marathon, plan our 25th anniversary trip…the list went on.
Little did I know 2020 had it’s own plans in store for all of us. Six months in, after catching up every Netflix show I ever wanted to watch, trying every new cocktail and recipe I ever wanted to try and creating a garden that looks like something out of Southern Living, I realized that I achieved some things that are far more important than what what was on my list.
I learned how to handle things that can not be solved by focus, discipline and sheer will. To be still and trust. I reconnected with things I used to love to do…gardening, cooking, reading for pleasure, journaling, enjoying the outdoors and the people I love, in an unhurried and meaningful way. Real conversations with family and friends. Time with my husband and my children that has reconnected us in a way hasn’t been for a long time…not for lack of love but for lack of time and energy.
Today, as I’m revisiting my goals and what they look like in the new normal, I see them differently. Yes, bills still need to be paid, business still needs to happen, one day I will train for that marathon and I can not wait for our trip to Italy. But the reason behind the work feels different. I don’t want to lose the connections I’ve gained to the people and the life I love.
So I’ve revamped my plan, added a few new (and meaningful) goals and am setting out on a new adventure. This blog is part of it and I am so happy to have you here. I’d love to know how 2020 impacted what you want to accomplish in 2021! Did you stay the course or pivot? Did you rediscover some things you love or something new all together? Have you learned something that will benefit you long after this is over?
Whatever it looks like for you, I’m wishing you much happiness and success.