There is NO doubt that 2020 was a very wild year. I wouldn’t even call it a wild ride because rides are supposed to be fun. This year was far from fun. 2020 has left a very bad taste in my mouth, to say the least. The pandemic hit me square the chest when I was furloughed from my job for most of the summer. When I came back, I started working from home. It has not been easy AT ALL. But there is a silver lining in almost all things. So let’s review!

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Achievements

This year, I was very driven to start going to therapy. I wrote about making this decision and I am so glad that I did. Therapy has been a blessing to me this year. Though I haven’t been going for very long, I love being able to fully express my feelings and work through each issue without feeling like I’m burdening someone with my problems.

 

Another achievement I am pleased with is starting this blog! Last year, I decided that I wanted to become apart of this community and I did it! I have learned so much and I’m still learning. Daily, I’m studying how to utilize Instagram better. In the next coming year, I want to master both Instagram AND Pinterest. I have almost 600 followers on Instagram right now and I am so grateful. Every person that has read my posts and shared them with others is highly appreciated. There were days where I felt like maybe I just wasn’t good enough for this atmosphere and wanted to quit. But I didn’t. I kept going and stopped looking at others. I focused on myself and what I wanted to do.

 

What has 2020 taught me?

We’ve all experienced so much this year. But I’ve learned plenty during this weird time in my life. Allow me to share and hopefully, it encourages you!

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  1. Be content with everything you have in this moment of time. I said this before and I’ll say it again. Being content is so important. Yes, you may not have what you really want at this very moment. But do you have everything you need? Think about it. When being content, it shows that you have gratitude.
  2. Your feelings are valid. However, the situation you’re in is not forever. I had to tell myself this every. single. day. “This is not forever!” It may feel like it, but it is not. Some journeys are more lengthy than most, but ultimately it is not forever. As long as you have breath in your body and are able to see a new day, that’s another opportunity to be hopeful for what’s to come.
  3. Don’t stress about not meeting the goals you set and the time you appointed for them. 2020 was a year of being in limbo. We never knew what was to come or what to expect. You didn’t hit all of your goals this year? Okay, that’s fine. Did you try or attempt? That’s all that matters. A lot of obstacles were blocked due to the way this year has operated. Again, refer to #2. This is not forever! You have another chance every moment you see a new day!

 

Looking Forward to 2021

To help bring in the new year with a more positive and eager approach, I am hosting a virtual vision board party! To register, you can click here. I am so excited about what all is in store this year!

 

Cheers to a new year!

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Genuinely,

Gabby

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