It’s difficult to come up with exclamations anymore like “What a year!!!”, as shock and awe have become more of a quotidian experience and outrageous behavior is not even worthy of a conversational nod.
However, it is the end of a very long year and some punctuation must be made.
This is the time to reflect, ease down and give a pause before winding-up again.
In reflecting, you want to use the right optics to give us a sense of what the year was for and not what you wanted it to be or what it should have been, but what it was.
Expectations of how the year should have gone or how you thought it was going to go does not give us an opportunity to see what the real deal was and is.
When you reflect and use the desire for clarity rather than a low grade complaint of what didn’t happen, you gain perspective and traction to build upon.
For some, this year was a struggle in their financial picture or great losses they have had to endure and had to find ways through. For others, there might have been health issues that now require a different health regimen.
Some have had to learn to surrender. Others have had to learn to expand. Others have had to learn to have Faith, while Others have had to learn to open their hearts.
There are multiple lessons that are there and sometimes difficult to see in the moment, but looking back, we are able to make better sense of what our year was for.
Do not measure your year by how much money you made or the amount of ‘Likes’ you received, but maybe the qualities and characteristics you built.
Like a house, the foundation and the framing are not the sexiest part but without them, you’ve got no place to hang your art.
I wish you a healthy holiday and that what has held you hostage releases its grip and you are free to forge a new path.