This genre takes up a lot of space in my library. There are so many amazing books out there that I have read that have helped me to remember my potential, figure out certain personality traits, and just kick my butt into action. I feel like a few years ago the “self-help” section of the bookstore was one that people might have been embarrassed to be shopping in, or maybe take the cover off to hide what they were reading, but now I think that it is viewed differently. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to improve yourself! In fact, it’s encouraged!
We are officially halfway through 2020 and I imagine if we look back on our goals, our plans, our thoughts on the coming year back on December 31st 2019, no one imagined we would have flown so far off course. But that doesn’t mean we need to completely lose site of ourselves and where we were six months ago. It might just take a matter of adjusting.
Everyone has faced challenges of some sort during these last few months. It is a time unlike any of us have experienced, and while it has affected people differently, no one has found themselves unaffected. I found myself incredibly emotional the first few weeks of all of this, but as time went on it just became the “new norm”. Which is a term people have been throwing around a lot lately. But there should be no ‘norm’ that includes over 100,000 people dying in this country or anywhere! And what’s worse is that people were being judgmental about how others were reacting to or spending their time in quarantine. Now, yes, there are absolutely people that have said some inappropriate things and deserve to be called out, but that doesn’t mean you get to judge how everyone else is spending their time.
My life has been full of change my whole life, but especially these past five years: 6 different living “quarters” in four different states. And this past Winter I thought we were good, in a place where we would at least be able to stay put for a year to 18 months…
this is the part where life laughs at me and says “JUST KIDDING”!!
You’ve officially completed the first month of the new year, a new decade! Congrats! But let’s rewind to 31 days and 1 hour ago, how were you feeling? Other than tipsy of course 🙂 were you hopeful? Did you have your list of resolutions filled out and ready to go? Did you KNOW that this year, this month would be different.
Think back to what you were doing this time last year; what were you hopeful for? What goals or resolutions did you write down with total hope and promise that they would be fulfilled? Personally, I have had a slow decline of those feelings through the years. My early 20’s I was all into the resolutions, knew I would feel differently in the coming year and knew that things would change in a matter of months. Then my mid-20’s hit and while I still made those lists, I had a vague hint of optimism but slightly diminished. Now, at 30 years old and having had a tough few years, I’ve decided I need to reassess my entire outlook on the matter.