Cheers to the New Year!
I am almost certain we are all feeling "all the things" as we wind down from this wild, crazy, unsettling year we have just come through. I know I sure am. What a ride hey!
Though this year has been challenging, it has also been rewarding too. Through the dark, there is always light ~ it's just a choice if we decide to follow it or not. The beginning of this year feels like a blur, having worked with a different employer, having learned so much about myself ~ what I want and don't want in life and my career. I can honestly look back now and say it was a blessing to be laid off due to Covid, and also for speaking my mind. I share this because speaking my truth to my then employer was one of the scariest, hardest things I have ever done. I allowed myself to be incredibly vulnerable, yet hold true to my values ~ us as employees were being taken for granted and disrespected and I was DONE putting up with it. As the HR Manager, I spoke out and it left me jobless.
It look a while to come to terms with the fact that I was willing to risk losing my job but I knew deep down that losing my integrity was not an option. Sounds silly I know... but I am so darn happy I did it.
I share with you because over the past year, I have spoken to people who are unfulfilled in their job, unhappy and grasping to the possibility that something will change ~ holding on to hope. I completely appreciate and understand it. I understand millions have lost their jobs this year, and millions are still jobless. Thank goodness for our Government and the support they have provided. Here we are at the highest unemployment rate in North America to date, with so many folks ~ unfulfilled and unhappy. What would happen if one by one, we started to look within so we can find our truth, our love for ourselves, peace and understanding... would anything change?
Why is this?
I have come to realize that us humans have been "doing" for so long, and then earlier this year, we were forced to pause, stop and take a break from the external chaos. What a blessing in disguise if you ask me. This great reset has challenged all of us in more ways than I can describe, it has also enlightened us, grounded us, reminded us and showed us that everything we ever need, is not outside of us ~ it's inside. When we stop looking for external validation, we are allowed to go inside to find our truth and that is where joy resides. It ain't always easy, nor is it pretty, but it's your ticket to freedom and love. There has been so much change, uncertainty and question this year, for what will be, and though I too feel so deeply for you and for others who have lost so much, I am blessed to have gained so much clarity, knowing what I do want in life, what makes me happy and brings me peace.
Though there has been depths of change and loss, so much greatness has transpired this year too ~ and for that, for all of you, I am eternally grateful.
2020 has felt as though our freedom has been pulled so far from our entire existence, it has also allowed us to see what's right in front of us ~ holding space for us to tune in, listen and let it all BE.
Personally, for me, that is ~ my health, my relationships, my family, my career and my home.
What are you going to explore and embrace in 2021? I would love to hear from you and continue the conversation :)
My wish for you, waking up into this New Year, is that your path forward is clear, that you find solitude and calm in the peace that is already within you. My hope is that you put yourself first, connect with those you love, nurture your body, mind and soul, find your fire in your career or make that scary change or explore a new passion and lastly, for us all to have compassion and love for those still fighting, still holding on to what was.
Wishing you nothing but health, harmony, happiness and so much abundance!
Happy New Year!
All my love,