2021: A Clear Conscience and Spontaneity

Twitter said it best…..

I had nothing to do, nowhere to be, and no idea what to make of myself over a length of time that was unknown to me.

But slowly, I picked up the pieces. The first few months, I distracted myself. I distanced myself from what was happening all around me and spent time with my family, cooked for myself, and found myself on frequent hikes, long walks, and runs.

A Butterfly Effect

I stopped being a bystander and started being an upstander for myself.

On New Year’s Eve of 2020, I thought back to New Year’s Eve of 2019. Exactly 12 months ago.

But this year changed that.

The circumstances that we’ve all faced this year have led me to achieve a level of success I didn’t even know that I was capable of. And I can only think of how many opportunities, moments, and experiences I have missed out on because of shielding myself for what I thought was my own good. Fearing rejection and seeking validation from external sources of no value.

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