Finishing 2020

 It's been a long few months.  

2020 has been a year that none of us expected and none of us could have been prepared for.  For some, it's been a year of learning and growth through challenges.  For others, it's been nothing but a nightmare that they can't seem to wake up from.  I know that I have personally had some days that were hard to get through, but all I can do is my best.  And, on those days, that is enough.  



It would be easy to write off 2020 as a loss and just coast and hide out for the rest of the year.  If that's what you want to do, that's OK.  We are all doing what we need to do to get through the mess that 2020 has been.  But, I think it's important to remember that we still have almost a quarter of the year left.  As daunting as that seems, it opens up so many possibilities!  I don't have any grand plans for finishing out this year, but I have decided to use the next few months to focus on things that I can do to help myself grow.  I want to be able to look back on 2020 and see that something positive came from all of the difficulties and struggles.

Some of my goals for the rest of 2020 are:

  • Read 10 non-fiction books by the end of the year
  • Step outside of my comfort zone and say yes to new things
  • Focus on what is in my control and let go of what is not (easier said than done)
  • Make time for myself, and for the important people in my life
  • Just breathe

Whatever this year has brought you, know that the tough times won't be here forever.  We all have our ups and downs, and we all do the best we can with what we've been dealt.  I won't pretend that 2020 has been a year full of sunshine and roses.  We all know that's far from the truth.  And I won't tell you how you should feel, or what you should do to get through this year.  All I will say is let's just take a minute to remember that this year isn't over and we will get through it together.



Love,
Victoria

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