2020 Tadas! A Celebratory Year In Review
Let's Celebrate Surviving 2020!
Like many of you at the beginning of 2020 I had a list of all the amazing things I was going to create, achieve or go after in this milestone year. When COVID rolled around, I must admit, I was concerned about being able to realize many of my dreams but soon my life sped up to a pace I could barely keep up with and those goals fell to the wayside as I navigated our New World.
So, today I want to invite you to celebrate your wins, your "Tada!" moments. The things you learned, achieved, made it through...That's right. I'm not dwelling on how challenging this year has been - WHY? Cause we've spent enough time doing that. Instead, let's celebrate the survive and thrive moments that came about in the midst of one of the most historical years of our time.
Here are some of my "Tadas" and lessons learned:
I Survived Lockdown and Quarantine! You may not have thought about this one but here's the thing... I think we should all celebrate making it through months of separation from friends and family.
I Homeschooled 4 Children Between The Ages of 10 and 17! PLUS I housed my 21 year old for 6 months while his university was transitioning. Yeessss! You better believe that I had all my children, PLUS 2 bonus who all had school from home at some point. The school levels ranged from prep, middle, high school AND yes, university from home is included! Isn't that wild? Kudos to ALL the moms out there who were on the same train and had little ones to tend to. I learned new levels of patience that I didn't know existed and relearned Math and English lessons I never thought I'd see again.
My Habits Became My Heroes. The first several months of COVID saw me working extremely long hours and weekends. Thanks to my morning practices of setting intentions with my Daily Intention Cards, practicing yoga and meditation I was always able to find "my feel good" and access some peace of mind. I could tell if I missed more than a day or two of my morning routines. I also actively sought out new night time routines to help with sleeplessness and change exhaustion. This is still a work in progress, but I'm figuring it out.