2020 is almost here! I love New Year’s Eve! I love it because the night is filled with laughter, excitement, joy, lots of sparkle, champagne and of course friends/family. The new year brings out a certain determination in people. Everyone is excited to start over, set new resolutions, become the best version of themselves, leave last year in the past and ultimately make 2020 their year. I admire the drive everyone has around this time of the year. Everyone wants to make the new year their best year yet. It is going to be the year that changes their lives. I usually feel the same way, but this year I am thinking a little bit differently.
I understand, some people may have had a devastating 2019 and are looking forward to new blessings, love and light in the new year. But, I have been thinking, we do this every single year. We hope for almost the same things in some variation. At the end of 2018 I’m sure we were all having similar dreams about 2019 as we are right now about 2020. What I am trying to say is; every year is going to have high and lows. Every year is going to bring you troubles you feel like you can’t survive, roadblocks, failures, mistakes, losses and so on. BUT, every year is going to bring you multiple blessings, love of some sort, victories, accomplishments, change, new starts and so on. I think we tend to get so wrapped up in the negative when looking back at a year we forget to see how far we have come. We never look at the growth. We vividly remember what went wrong, but do you realize how you fixed it? Grew from it? Overcame it?
I challenge you today or before New Year’s Eve to sit down and write out everything that went well for you this year. Every victory big or small. I promise when you are done you will realize how great 2019 was for you. You will appreciate everything it brought you.
I think with the new year we get caught up in destination addiction. “Beware of destination addiction – a preoccupation with the idea that happiness is the next place, the next job and with the next partner. Until you give up the idea that happiness is somewhere else, it will never be where you are.” This doesn’t just apply to happiness, it applies success, fulfillment, self – love, etc. I think this new year instead of just waiting till Monday, next week, next month or 2021 to have a passion and drive for change in our lives we should know that we can have that same drive all year round. We don’t have to wait for the ball to drop or for a certain moment. Strive to become a stronger version of yourself everyday. Realize everything that might have went wrong ultimately led you to something good. It’s never too late to start over at any moment!
Happy 2020! XO
“For what it’s worth: It’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over.” – F. Scott Fitsgerald
P.s. Don’t forget to make your list!!