Lessons I Learned In 2020 That I Will Carry Into 2021

To say 2020 has challenged us more than we ever thought possible would be an understatement. When I look back on 2020 I see the roller coaster of emotions I have felt...from fear, to sadness, and all the in between. I know that when we are feeling this way it can be hard to see the good things that come our way.

Personally, the holidays bring happy memories for me but it is also a time that brings back a lot of stress. In 2017, when we were stationed overseas my husband was very ill and had to have a major procedure done to save his life. The procedure was awful, the recovery was over a year...it was the most challenging time in my life.

Going through hard times like these is horrible and I encourage you to feel into whatever it is you are feeling, but I do want to share some lessons that helped me in 2017 and have helped me throughout 2020.

  • Focus On What You're Thankful For

It's easy focus on the bad and to forget about all that we have to be thankful for, that's why I have created this FREE printable that will help educators and students alike to look back on their year and think about all the things they are thankful for!

  • Self-Care Is A Non-Negotiable

This is going to look different for everyone! One of my favorite ways to practice self-care is to exercise. I was really bummed when I could no longer go to my favorite fitness classes, but I made a new routine I look forward to. Every weekday morning my mom and step-mom join me in doing classes together on Zoom. It's fun to chat, sweat, and "see" them.

  • Stay Busy...With What You Love Doing

As I am sure most of you know, I LOVE reading. Between my mom, the librarian, and my husband, the book lover, they converted me into a huge book nurd. I got so busy in 2019 that reading was kind of pushed to the side, but this year with all the extra time spent at home I found my love for reading again.

What lessons have you learned in 2020 that you will carry with you into 2021? I would love to hear them.

All my best,