If you're a regular Etcetera reader, you know we love resolutions.  Every year we give our resolutions a great deal of thought and carefully craft them to help guide the coming year.  Read  our 2020 resolutions here, and read here for some reflections on my resolution -- simplicity.  

This has been a weird year, I think we can all agree on that.  And my success at letting my resolution guide my thoughts and actions ebbed and flowed.  But there are things I learned from the strangeness of 2020 that I will carry with me into the new year. 

I learned that it's alright to slow down.  Sometimes a nice bubble bath can clear the mind.  

I learned to let go of what was planned and embrace the uncertainty of change.  

I was reminded to trust my intuition.  Something that's always served me, but the early months of 2020 shook my confidence a bit.  

I learned that one of my greatest strengths is that I am not afraid of failure.  

I learned to get off my high horse and embrace audiobooks.  

I learned to show myself as much kindness as I strive to show others.  

It's been a difficult year, but there have been sparks of light throughout.  I am hopeful that I will be able to remember these lessons and build on them.  And whether 2021 brings relief or adversity, it will bring growth and hope.   

See our resolutions from years past
Laurie Furber
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