Reflect & recharge for 2020
When I think about the past year, the truth is I don't want to reflect on it. This year has felt like a whirlwind and every time things slowed down so that I could get myself together, I felt like I was in the Zootopia sloth scene (a serious must-see, and if you haven't seen it, click here). Regardless, nothing is promised and I'm grateful for everyday I've had to start again. I challenge you to join me in reflecting on 2019's top ten moments (or just get the tea on my life, that works too). Let's journal!!!
top 10 of 2019
10. Reflect on your bravest moment.
I quit my job mid-year. I had reached a point where I had no peace of mind about my career and I was very confused about what I wanted out of a career. The reality is that once you start working, it never really ends. You spend an overwhelming part of your life at work, and thankfully, I was in a position where I could quit my job and figure out what in the world I wanted to do with my life.
9. What's the best decision you've made and how has it transformed your life for the better?
I haven't given up on myself or my dreams because I've kept my faith and trusted in God. For example, I have found myself in some situations I never thought I would be in, but I have been able to hold my head high through those times in knowing that God has a plan. Sometimes when I thought things were making a turn for the better, I saw them get worse, but then God would reveal to me that he had something better in store. I believe that keeping my faith has taught me that I need to believe in myself more because God has given me opportunities I never would have even thought I was "qualified" for.
8. Wisest words of advice you've received this year?
7. Your greatest moment of joy?
The numerous dance parties I've had this year. It varies by one of the following three:
6. How have you found peace amongst the noise?
I mediate, pray, and journal.
5. Your most unexpected blessing?
I'm happily boo'd up and it's easy despite him living hundreds of miles away from me. This is me speaking into existence for 2020 that we will be living in the same city.
4. Greatest gift that money could never buy?
Time and a good heart.
3. How have you taken a leap of faith?
I accepted my purpose and committed myself to achieving that purpose. I'm here to write and to contribute to the arts. I've spent a lot of time trying to run from my calling, but now I'm just focused on becoming my calling.
2. How have you strengthened your character?
I have a hard time letting things go. I'm very aware of this toxic habit, so I've pushed myself to go through the uncomfortable process of letting things go. I have wasted so much time turning my gears over things I cannot control. This year I have given myself endless reminders to just let it go.
1. What's the go to grow (what's next or what do you need to do so that you can level up)?
In 2020, I am embarking upon a journey of purpose. I want to grow in my career as a marketer. I want to prepare to return to school. I want to be a better friend, daughter, and sister. I'm excited about what's next so I need to stay the course and stay focused.
hello, new year!
Although I started writing this blog post regretfully, I now feel a sense of joy and pride when I think about my 2019 experience. I hope this exercise has helped you do a quick review of this year and will help you move into the new year with positive vibes that you cannot shake. Remember to take it day by day and know that your present is a gift.
Until next time, stay beYOUtiful, keep life sweet, and never stop feeding your soul. -xo
Among every generation, it seems that we share the objective of providing more for the next generation than we had growing up. We strive to create a worry free environment that's solidified by financial stability in hopes that it will lead to better opportunities. In doing so, many sacrifices are made and our hearts overflow with gratitude as our lives unfold to reveal new heights that surely outweigh all of life's shortcomings. As we continue to aim to provide more for those that we love, let's remember that time is the true transformative blessing this holiday season. Time to share laughter, smiles, hugs, and kisses. Time to create memories so joyous that we would never have to remember them all to recall how unforgettably wonderful they made us feel. Enjoy this time and have a very Merry Christmas.
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!
2 Corinthians 9:15
The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.
1 John 2:17
BeYOUtiful, keep life sweet, & never stop feeding your soul. -xo