Are you Ready for the New year!
Between Christmas and New Year, almost everyone takes a break to recharge, reflect and take some rest. “There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither”, that proverb prompted me to think about combining personal and professional adventures and the insights that come with it.
Questions for New Year’s Reflection
What am I proud of, from this last year?
What was my best memory? (I might want to repeat that, you know.)
What did I absolutely not expect this year?
What am I really glad to have learned?
How is my right-now-self different from the self I was on the first day of the year?
Yes, it’s all behind me. No, I can’t change the past (for better or worse). But seeing it clearly helps me understand where I am, before I try to figure out where I’m going.
You’ve got this.
If you’re moving slowly, going at your own pace instead of at the speed of the dropping New Year’s ball: take your time.
If you’re holding steady instead of resolving to change: follow your heart, not the current.
You are enough, just as you are. There is enough time, just as much as there is.
Look back, if you can. Look around, for guidance. Look ahead, when you’re ready.
And until then, you know. Keep doing the next right thing, with hope. Take deep breaths and speak kind words. (Even to yourself.) (Especially to yourself.)
Here is to wishing you a new canvas of a brand new 2023
I’ll see you next year