The holidays are upon us to usher us towards the finish line. Many of us may be planning events, social and/or family gatherings, shopping for gifts and eating lots of good food, but have you taken the time to reflect on these last 11 months? What about the next 12 after December comes to a close? So. I came up with 10 thoughtful questions to ask yourself and reflect on as we approach the end of yet another successful year.
I am not my feelings. This is something I've come to realize recently. I've been controlled by them for far too long. It's time to give grace, be kind, but more importantly, to face them head-on, to question. To be vulnerable, for starters.
At 35 years of age, one might think life is still blossoming and one has so much to learn, still. Yes, I agree. I’m a learner of life and can’t wait to keep on collecting lessons under my belt. But here are 35 things I’ve learned along the way that have shaped me and continue to do so.
Slow living takes guts. One day, Thoreau decided that by going into the woods he’d live more deliberately, and therefore lived a very different lifestyle than his contemporaries, surely with more meaning.
This year, my kitchen has gone from being an avoided acquaintance to therapist and valued friend. It hasn't always been this way, though. I would tell people I only cooked the basics, because honestly, ain't nobody got the time to cook. You'd barely see me messing in it.
Freedom's implication is that it must come at a price. And the result should be, well, freedom, right?
As I sit in this coffee shop, I'm making an effort to pull up the memory archives and look at everything that I've gone through these past 6 months. Half a year. What have I learned? What do I wish had been different? Was I fearful? Was I judgmental? How has the journey been so far?