It’s been nearly 3 years since I made the decision to write a blog, and so many things have changed since post number one. Amazing things, painful things, new things… all things I am grateful to experience! I initially chose to write simply to improve my skills and push me along the goal to become an inspirational speaker. What I’ve found in choosing topics to write about and experiences to share, is that it’s quite hard! I have 1,000,000 experiences and stories to transform into writing, and I want each to be important! I certainly have a story and opinion for everything, and I want each to be explored, challenged, and questioned. Gosh, is it so much to ask for attention in 2020!?
It’s been a year of change and evolution for the world. For millions, it’s been the hardest year of our lives. We are all going through something, and it’s hard to lean on each other when we all need to lean. I think there’s beauty in that. We are all vulnerable, we are all pushing, and we are all facing something very new. Whether it’s been a professional or personal change happening in your life, this year has been the mother of all years. We’ve been forced to stop, rest, worry, plan, pivot, stop again, and let’s face it, keep stopping. Ugh! I am ready to go!
I looked back on that first post, and it seems like ten lifetimes ago. I chose to write to heal, in hopes I might inspire someone else to do the same. As time’s gone on, I realize I’m writing less and less, and living more. I’ve written about pains, dreams, insecurities, ideas, and sometimes just stories of fun. I’ve tried to be as honest as possible, but this year, after spending all those quarantine hours alone, the last voice I wanted to hear was my own. That voice is tough, unwavering, and sometimes unforgiving, but I honor her too.
Ok 2020, we’ve been held back long enough. I just set exciting, new goals to tackle and have nothing but work to do! The next version of me will be a whole new creation. I plan to meet her with acceptance, and patience, and even more forgiveness. Paul McCartney and John Lennon wrote, “The long and winding road led me to your door.” I’m happy to share with you once again, and I hope I can leave behind an idea of inspiration. Honor where you’ve been, and honor the road ahead. If you are lucky, it will be a long one.