We Made It

In this closing to 2020 I can imagine everyone has been through A LOT. Still, in the midst of a pandemic there’s two thing I’ve learned and that’s to trust the process and focus on the good. I will provide tips that have worked for me and that I plan on continuing into the new year. Also, I’ll be sharing some positive highlights that have happened to me… everyone needs a little sunshine sometime :).

My mom and I have spent a lot of time together during this pandemic and we’ve leaned on each other more in this year than ever before. I say that to say, love on those around you. I’ve been blessed that no one in my family has had to deal with the loss or even have symptoms of COVID-19. I also know plenty of people who may have lost family members or simply had to fight the virus themselves. I’ve felt like I’ve said “I’m sorry for your loss, my condolences to you and your family” too much this year, and I pray, I know in 2021 I’ll be saying it less. Emotions have been all over the place but this year just felt different, clearly. It was a breath of fresh air to realize I knew there was one person who I could always rely on, even with our own problems happening.

Or even having to let people go, that too was something I dealt with this year. People change, their actions become more prevalent, you don’t need anymore added stress or negativity. If they aren’t bringing you positivity and light leave them in 2020. I digress.

As intense as this year has been, in just a years time I’ve been able to cross off goals I wrote down back in August! I published my second book and have sold some copies, passed one of the two test for my Masters, received a B in the most stressful class I’ve ever taken (if you only knew how many tears I shed from anxiety), accepted a teaching job to start in January, and will be moving into a better apartment come March. Trusting the process is not easy. I am preaching to the choir when I tell you even before all the good I didn’t feel like this year could get better but I had to change my mindset. It may sound trivial but I promise it really was helpful to me. When things started to align it felt weird because so much sad had happened. Honestly, I was probably focusing on the negative too much and not the good.

Tips to try:

  • Positive thoughts
  • Meditation
  • Yoga/stretching session
  • Read
  • Therapy

I hope to all who read this, the new year brings you and your family peace and blessings! We’ve all experienced something that I’m sure we didn’t think we would survive but we did. Let this new year be different, try the tips that helped me, and I pray things turn around for you as well. I’ve always been a believer of manifestation but this year just forced me to believe in it more. You can and will have a better 2021, I know we will.

Published by Jordan

Hey everyone. Thanks for stopping by. I love to read and write. I started this blog to hone my craft of writing and to discuss different topics pertaining to my life! I am self-published, "Pieces of Me: A Collection of Poems and Short Stories." I truly believe writing is an outlet for people to express how they feel, and hopefully when you read what I've written you'll be inspired.

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