Well, friends, the end of 2021 is near — and oh what a ride it’s been. I don’t know about you, but for me navigating this year has been a lesson in patience, trust, and resilience.
Whether we like it or not, there have been a lot of changes in the last few years and we’ve all had to sit with our ‘stuff’ this year. When change happens in one area of our lives, there is often a domino effect. In other words, there is always a cause and effect to change! I see this all the time in people’s lives when they start working out — they start making changes in other areas of their lives. Maybe they have more confidence from their workouts, so they end relationships or start new ones. Maybe they get a new job or start a business. Some start eating healthier and/or drinking less. These are all occurrences that spark changes. I hope you can see all your dominoes as you look back on 2021.
Change is inevitable
We’ve all experienced this at one time or another. Good or bad, some of these changes are here to stay. As this year comes to a close, I invite you to explore your current state of being from a new perspective. Ask yourself to look towards 2022 with hope, and to embrace the changes it holds with optimism and light.
- If your world shattered, what would it look like in its rebuilt form? (No limits!)
- Did you come back to the things that matter the most instead of dwelling on things that aren’t that important?
- What would it look like to leave those unimportant things in the past?
Cultivate your highlight reel — look back on 2021
With 2022 approaching, I encourage you to write a list of 5-10 highlights from 2021. Think about how these changes created positive shifts in your life. Maybe you finally got to see family you haven’t seen in a while, and by spending time together you realized how important it is to cultivate that time more regularly. Maybe your job shifted to working from home and by working out on your lunch break, you realized you have a lot more time at night to plan healthier meals. Whatever sparked change and gratitude for you, write it down. Personally, I have had SO many changes occur in my life this past year.
Here are my highlights:
- I fell in love with a guy who helped me define what I’m looking for in a partner. Even though it didn’t last, it was a great experience.
- I started working at The Firm. Working with my friends every day has been such a joy.
- I was able to finally see clients in person again, something that hadn’t been possible for over a year!
- I was able to take my grandma to Earls again to have drinks and play scrabble — one of our most-loved traditions.
- I watched my sister start a business, and she’s still killing it.
- I learned how to be a dog mom and I’m so happy to have Tuni in my life.
- I started doing yoga again and have enjoyed having that balance back in my life.
- I finally got to go to Salt Spring Island with my cousin.
- I was treated to so many birthday dinners from my amazing friends, family, and clients that I got to celebrate my day for a whole month! Thank you, I felt very loved.
- I started going for weekly acupuncture with the amazing @pahnia.pokes. My face and body look and feel so much better because of it!
That’s my list folks. I hope you find happiness and gratitude in cultivating yours. As I look back on 2021, it hasn’t been a ‘bad’ year all in all — it’s just been different. I hope you find some joy in celebrating the highlight reel and let’s bring on 2022 with optimism. Happy holidays! Love you all.