With a new year approaching I find myself reflecting on how far I’ve come or how different things became from the previous year. I reflect on my relationships with family & friends. I reflect on my schooling and finances. I reflect on my choices that impact my physical and mental health.
This time is vulnerable. It’s the time I center myself and really try to feel. What truly impacted me in the last year? What impacted me personally? What impacted my marriage? What impacted my education? What impacted my friendships? How did those experiences make me feel in the moment? And how do I currently feel while reflecting on them? Do they still make me smile? Do they still sting?
I make a list of what still stings. It sounds weird but I sit there going through that list and try to work through it with myself. My goal isn’t to bring any negativity with me into the new year. I want to bring gratitude and good vibes into the new year. I want to explore what may have hurt me and find the lesson in those moments.
I would say in the past year, like any year, I experienced my fair share of hardships and celebrations.
Some changes I made for myself that have truly impacted my year are the following:
Shana Tova. I hope this year is wonderful for all of you.