It is finally here. The end of 2020. For most of the past 365 days, “2020” has been the brunt of many jokes about how it brought the bad, the worse and then the worst, again and again. This year, with all of its potential magic, promising to bring us perfect vision, has indeed opened our eyes. This may not have been the “perfect vision” we were hoping for back on last New Year’s Eve, but we cannot deny we have seen a new reality in 2020.
I don’t want to recap for you or gloss over all of the heartache the world has faced in 2020. We have shared this experience, and it has also been so uniquely each our own.
We are now at the point where we can write the ending for this year. While some storylines will continue into next year, we can pause, take stock and reflect on our own experience of 2020.
Pull out a journal or open a blank document and sit quietly for a moment. Recognize the progress you made this year and the challenges you faced. Celebrate the strength you may have found from within and allow the sorrow you may have to be felt. There is value in taking time to reflect on what we created and achieved in the past year as well as what was hard and didn’t quite go as planned. In both the celebrations and the disappointments, we can find lessons from which we grow and build upon in our lives.
Here are some questions to reflect on:
- What are you proud of creating or accomplishing in 2020?
- What is something you learned about yourself along the way?
- What was a bigger challenge than you expected in this past year?
- What did you learn from the challenges?
- How did you surprise yourself?
- What do you miss?
- What are you ready to forgive or release from 2020?
- What are you grateful for from 2020?
As you take this time and process the completion of 2020, you can let go of the need to jump ahead and immediately set goals or make plans for 2021.
I like to use the time between the end of the year and the first new moon in January to tune into the year ahead and allow my dreams and desires, my vision for what I want to become and create this year to come to me.
So today celebrate the end of 2020 and release it as completely as you can.
We’ll meet again on the new moon on January 13 to set some new intentions for the year ahead. I’ll be in touch with an invitation in early January. Happy New Year!