What a year 2020 has been…
All too often we are set on autopilot and glide from one thing to the next without any reflection under the guise that we are soooo busy. Doing this prevents us from accomplishing our goals and reaching our true purpose while keeping us busy without intention. We forget to stop and think about where we have been, what we have learned and how that has brought value to ours and other’s lives.
I did a lot of that in 2020 – coasting. The traumas I had suffered all were surfacing, the pain sometimes unbearable so I would go on autopilot, get as much done as I could and just survive. We all go through tough seasons. And when it is really rough, I look inward for understanding and guidance to get back on track. My goals and intention word work together to remind me that there are many reasons to keep going.
Taking time to reflect is so important to staying on conscious track. Intentional reflection is the best way to determine if you have met your goals, how you are doing with them and where you are on your journey by highlighting which adjustments and improvements can be made to help determine your level of personal success. I spend a good amount of time reflecting over the holidays each year.
My word of intention for 2020 was Acceptance. I chose the word last December not knowing just how prevalent that would be. I knew I had a lot of change to accept, but little did I know what 2020 held for us all.
We started off the new year in a new home that was a miracle in itself that we found it. January was a whirlwind of packing, unpacking, adjusting. Yes, I was on autopilot a bit. February was spent planting a new garden and making this home ours. March hit and the world seemed to stop. This new virus was spreading and taking lives at an incredible rate – in many different fashions.
The world needed to change.
And we all needed to accept that.
I felt it hard and depression set in for me in 2020. When things got their worst in the summer, I looked to my kids and I realized somewhere along the road, my self-awareness had become clouded. That I had been hurting and allowing that to run my ways, blinded by love and pain instead of being aware and making better choices.
For them, and for myself, I woke up, accepted where I am at and what has happened and decided instead of feeling sorry, to use these lessons to help my children and others create better lives.
I spent the rest of the year healing, learning, sharing and growing. I accepted that it is ok to fall down. Because getting back up… well that is sooo exciting! But we will save that news for 2021! I have so much to share and some exciting new opportunities for you.
For now – PEACE OUT 2020! You changed everything, we survived, now it is time to come alive and thrive!!
Malibu Mama Loves Xx