Hey Hey Hey, today is the last day of the year. Remember at this time in 2020 how we all thought that 2021 was gonna be the ish… for us. But 2021 and her niece Covid had other plans. It just goes to show that while we are busy making plans, life is ready to pitch those curve balls. I know that so many of us caught those curve balls this year and dealt with quite a bit and honestly probably still is dealing; my prayers are with you….But while we may have dealt with a lot, I can say for sure that a lot of us learned some valuable lessons in honoring ourselves.
But First, My Highlights!
My highlights for 2021 was going after what I wanted and finally getting the Underwriter role I wanted. Hooray!!!! My other highlight was welcoming my granddaughter Alessandra Cecilia into the world, my son and his wife created such a beautiful angel.
My Low Points!
You guys I started experiencing anxiety and maybe even a little depression. I did not know what was going on with me, but I knew I was not myself. I love walking trails, reading, and writing, yet all I could muster up to do was watch Netflix or Hulu. I am a very private person for the most part, so I did not want to share how I was feeling with anyone. I just thought I’d find ways to snap out of it. I was able to snap out of those feelings honestly by sitting in it and facing it. I journaled about what I was feeling, what were my fears, what triggered those feelings, and what I can do better to take care of myself. Once I was able to sort those feelings and thoughts out, I started to feel better. Therapy is still something I am seeking in the new year to make sure I am good though.
What 2021 Taught Me!
2021 taught me learn the value in being still and listening for God’s guidance. It taught me to love myself more and know that I am worth coming first in my life. 2021 taught me to hold on tight to what I love and to go where I am celebrated and not tolerated. I would have to say my biggest lesson was that life waits for no one, so live it or exist in it. I choose to live in it and that is what I will continue to do in the new year. To love and be loved. To run fast after what I want and not to look back. And oh, not give a care about what anyone thinks about it. It’s my life to live.
Friends I want you to live that way too. And for you that is reading this, I pray that 2022 be best year of your life coming and that God covers and protects you through it.
Talk in the New Year!!!!!
Hey Lucid’s, How are all of you? I pray better than okay. The last time I posted a blog, I had no idea that the very next month our lives would change drastically and probably forever. I know it sounds so cliche when people say that we are living in unprecedented times, but we truly are. Covid-19 has changed life as we know it for sure. While it seems that the summer is coming in and things are trying to get back to normal, I hardly feel that it will. I think not only the U.S but the whole world has a hard recovery ahead of us and it’s scary. I thank God that my life has not missed a beat since the start of this Pandemic and I pray that he continues to cover and protect all of us through this. I just fear for the people that are not as fortunate as some of us. I am scared of what they will face once this situation lets up. I remember looking at a poll a social media influence-er posted, she asked how people were feeling, 62% of them said not well, that showed that we are not fine as a people and something has to change.
Everything will be Okay!
While the future may be a little bleak or cloudy for a lot of us, We should still try and stay focused and steadfast in our goals and ambitions whether personal or professional. Try and take each day as they come and try and stay positive. A good practice to try and think positive is to write down all of the things that we are thankful for when feeling down, watching comedy or something to make us smile, or having a great uplifting conversation with a friend. Another thing that can be done in our down-time is creating goals or a vision board and putting those things in place, that will surely get us fired up.
The last and big to me that can ease our troubled hearts is to CONTROL our Social Media Intake. Monitor the people or things that we follow as it has an affect on our thoughts and feelings. Take a social media break if need be, we may feel that scrolling our timelines has no effect on us, but it actually does. If we tried taking a break for a week from social media, there will be a guaranteed difference in how we will feel. I know advise is always easier said then done, however we have to take care of ourselves and especially our mental health and thoughts.
We will all get through this some way or some how and it will all be okay. Again, I pray that all of you are doing okay and getting this with positive mind and optimistic thoughts. Do what you can for self each day and pray about the rest. Don’t carry any unnecessary stress especially for things that are out of your control. Well until next time friends. Remember to take care of yourself.