In 2020, what would it be like…
To let my emotions in response to stressors and hardships soften me instead of harden me?
To let myself be present to the moment without the hustle of planning or striving necessary?
To let my worthiness and security be found internally rather than externally?
To speak out the burdens I carry in silence?
To find a secluded pause throughout the day to indulge in quietness, knowing that any of the discomfort or anxiety the stillness is bringing up is simply an invitation to hear my own voice, and to give compassion to the voice I find?
To exercise because I enjoy movement, deep breaths, and empowerment, not because I want to look a certain way?
To love the people around me for who they are rather than how they impact me for better or worse?
To be the trustworthiness to others that I long for in return?
To be the gentleness I wish to see in the world?
To listen in order to understand, not to respond?
To not adjust myself in order to satisfy others?
In 2019, I have learned that life is more about the questions than the answers. In 2020, I hope you never tire of the journey of growth. If I encountered your presence and heart along my journey through 2019, know that I am grateful for you. Through witnessing your suffering, I have been encouraged to surrender. Through your anxieties, I am reminded to rest. Through your tears, I am witness to the beauty of NOT holding it all together. We are all longing for a witness to the goodness within us, and I have seen you through eyes of pure appreciation. I have so much to learn - from you, from myself, from experiences, from the pain, from the light – and I am excited to step into this unfolding in 2020. I cannot wait to meet you there.