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.