Not original, I know. But for me, 2020 has been that year. The year to wake up.
Everyone keeps talking about how excited they are for 2020 to be over. And to be honest, 2020 has been tough. I agree. Covid-19, politics, everything in the world got cancelled. It has not only been annoying and scary – it has been inconvenient and stressful. Along with a lot more adjectives I could throw in there.
I had plans. I was going to New York. Chicago. I was going to see Hamilton. I also was gonna see Lizzo in concert. I did none of those things.
Here is what I did do.
I have had deep and heartfelt conversations. And have become a better person because of it. I have learned forgiveness. For myself and others.
I’ve hung out with the people most important to me.
I realized that I work with a bunch of folks, who do what it takes to keep our company opened – even when there are companies shutting every time I turn around. I always loved my job, and the folks I worked for – I loved it more after this.
2020 has taught me a lot though. A lot that I am acting on. A lot that I am changing. And a lot that I realize that I am doing just fine with.
There were things that I always wanted to do – but I was lazy. Things I wanted to do and see around here. In Orlando. But, I always had a reason to put it off. Not now. No way. No how.
I have been to Epcot. Animal Kingdom. Orlando Eye. I have went on amazing walks. I have stayed in and watched movies – that I always said I wanted to see. And for transparency, I have watched even more that I didn’t want to see…LOL! But the company made it completely worth it.
I have danced. I have laughed.
I have calmed down.
I have realized that any problem can be solved through conversation. I have realized that I love being with my people, and sometimes that can just be sitting together quietly. Sometimes it’s a walk.
And to be honest, a lot of the stuff that I used to get angry over – just doesn’t matter.
I am intentional with my time, where I hadn’t been before. I enrolled in college (got straight A’s, btw).
Listen, there were parts of my life that weren’t working before. I see that now, and I am fixing it. I have thought about what I want my life to look like, and I am working to make it that way.
Hang on, my friends. 74 days left in 2020. What have you learned this year that’s positive? That you are gonna carry into 2020?
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Love Fully. Live Fully. Shine On.