Excuse the pun in the title, but I wasn’t able to resist it after watching the entire second season of The Mandalorian during this last Christmas season, and now that I am mentioning… what a treat for Star Wars lovers this show is! Well… enough of Star Wars for now, we are here today to wish you a happy hopeful New Year!
I usually avoid making list of resolutions when a new year starts, which frankly makes more sense this year than ever. I think part of me is scared that I won’t accomplish them and thus disappoint my inner (virgo) obsessive achiever; however this time it’s a little bit different, during this 2020 I’ve tried to slowly learn to take things as they are coming.
I won’t lie, I haven’t really reached the point where I am fine with everything as it comes and that I love things as they are, not at all. I still miss our old life, with travel plans in my head to which I could mentally go back whenever I was stressed at work. It made things easier to know that the overload of work would help pay for a trip to Japan (for instance), that there would be lots of joy and excitement as a reward.
I know joy is in lots of little things, main one for me is knowing that my loved ones are healthy and that I can hug them tightly when my mind goes a little darker. I miss my mom hugs though, I have been able to see her a total of 5 times during this year (my usual was almost every weekend, so it’s indeed way less) but just for safety we have tried to not hug and wear masks and/or have distance during our rare meet-ups. While writing this post I have checked what I wrote last year (which quite ironically was called The vibrant 20s), and this is what I asked for old 2020:
“For this 2020 I ask for health of my loved ones, because that’s my number 1 worry, and myself, but also to be able to do things without the need to feel validated.”
I found it specially striking that I said “that’s my number 1 worry” which I think quite lots of people can relate as well, specially after 2020. It’s also my number 1 this year but instead for 2021 I twitch it a little and also ask for hope, hope in that all the world would heal, hope that there’s a real more definitive solution, hope that we’ll all try to make things better.
What is it that you wish for 2021? Are you making resolutions? Let me know yours so I can be inspired! Hugs and love to you.