Once again, I totally missed the beginning of the month, so I’ll be doing a November reflection since it’s going to be December in a few days (craziness)! A big goal of mine is to regularly post/share content. Writing is just something I love to do, and it has been pretty absent from my life for the past few months. I miss it. I feel like I sort of lost my passion for it for a little while, it felt like a chore instead of a fun hobby, so I am excited to start writing and sharing again.
How was everyone’s Thanksgiving? I feel like this year, we have lost so much but also gained so much. I can’t speak for everyone, but personally, I feel like this year, we have learned to really be thankful for what we do have, that the little things in life we often take for granted are so special, to slow down and reconnect with those we love and our passions, that health really is wealth and to tell people how much we love them (often). Many things look different this year, and many losses have happened, but I think if you look, a lot of growth and beautiful little moments have happened.
Speaking of how different this year is – how was everyone’s Thanksgiving? I know many of us didn’t get to see our families and traditions have had to be changed, but I still hope you had a day full of laughter, comfy clothes, and yummy food!
As I reflect on November, some things I feel like I have learned are:
- Embrace change
- Hard work really does pay off
- I believe everything does always work out in the end
- Take the leap
- The power of intuition
Throughout this year, not just this month, I’ve been thinking about how we all fear change. Change is uncomfortable, and sometimes honestly, to put it plainly, it just sucks. But, have you ever thought about how everything in life is continuously changing? Change is actually normal. Don’t get me wrong; some changes are definitely more significant and more challenging than others. Still, if we learn to accept that honestly, nothing ever stays the same, I think it allows us to embrace change more freely and take some of the scariness out of it.
Hard work really does pay off
In the past few months, a few things I’ve worked really hard for came to fruition. I think we all need the reminder whenever you’re feeling defeated, exhausted, anxious, frustrated, worried, etc., just keep showing up. You go this.
I believe everything does always work out in the end
I love the quote, “everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” I think when we are in a low place, and things aren’t working out the way we envisioned them to, it’s always good to remember things are unfolding in the way we didn’t expect them to for a reason. The exact “reason” might not reveal itself to us until much later, but keeping this in the back of my mind helps ease my anxiety.
Take the leap
I am always daydreaming. I have so many ideas in my head, but I feel like I just sit with them or tell my friends about them. Lately, I’ve been feeling restless because I feel like I’m not taking any action. Just start! If you are looking for a sign, this is it.
The power of intuition
Trust your gut. If you have been following along with my blog, you know I struggle with indecisiveness. This past month I feel like I’ve grown in this area. I still have a longgggggg way to go, but progress is progress! I’ve been trying to be in-tune with my body and listen, whether it be what exercise my body needs, what food to eat, when to go to bed, say no, decide on something to buy, etc.
Also, remember your gut is linked to your brain. Gut feelings are real!
What are some things you feel like you’ve learned this past month? Or even this past year?
I’d love to hear your wisdom! XO
“If you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working for it.”