Finally leaving this year behind. I want to reflect on what has happened… the good, the bad and the ugly.
This year has been full of ups and downs. Moments I have loved and moments I wish wouldn’t have happened. I obviously will not re-live all of these moments with you but some things I am concentrating on right now.
So for reference, here is what I wanted to work on this year
I want to make sure my family is really living… not stuck in the house…. I feel like I might be to blame for Covid….
Ok so…. literally nothing was accomplished on this list because CORONAVIRUS!!
Well… I can’t say that. I did actually read ALOT more than I have in the last 5 years; by which I mean listened to an audiobook OR actually read them. And I really enjoyed getting excited about what was going to happen to the character next, I love the anticipation that a good book can create! I will be continuing that into the new year.
But I basically failed at everything else.
In my high moments, I started homeschooling and honestly I love it! Yeah its stressful and there are rough moments but I love teaching my kids. We have spent A LOT of time together this year. The 4 (mostly the 3 of us, but the baby helps) of us have done some pretty fun experiments, like making a cloud in a jar or growing crystals. We have spent more time together outside then we have spent in a LONG time. Basically those are my good moments, our family time. We have really come together/bonded.
I tried making YouTube videos. I stopped because I have too much on my plate… but I tried!
I started getting more of my projects done around the house, trying to make this place feel like home.
I threw some awesome birthday parties. Got really creative with decorations.
I took LOTS of pictures. I really do enjoy my photography hobby. I got to see the sunrise over the beach twice this year!
We went to the beach more this year. I need the salt air in my life, it cleanses my emotional palate and gives me a fresh outlook on life.
In my low moments… well both my grandmother’s died this year and I’m still healing.
My depression/anxiety has been at an all time high. I have not been in a good place mentally this year for so many reasons. I feel like most of us have been in a dark place for a least a little bit this year.
I gained 20lbs this year, I am heading into 2021 weighing more than I have ever weighed. My confidence is almost non-existent and my self hatred is at an all time high. I am stuck in this rut where I start to work out but get injured due to my weight and then stop working out to heal, get depressed because I can’t workout and then binge eat ANYTHING.
Even my marriage has had some tribulations that I was not expecting. But we are going to be just fine!
So going into 2021 I am not going to list resolutions or goals. Going into this year I am creating a mantra….
Be better about being nicer to myself
Be better about taking care of myself
Be better about putting my mental/emotional/physical health first
Be better at acknowledging what I get done and not focusing on what I didn’t.
Be better at taking compliments AND believing them
Be better about believing I am loved more than I am hated.
Be better about asking for help and demanding it if necessary.
Be better about remembering what life has already thrown at me because I survived it all.
So going into 2021 I am hopeful for a better year, a better me!!
Are you making resolutions this year??