Hey Party People,
First off, Happy 2022 to my beautiful community. It may not have started off as many of us had hoped but we can only continue to plunge on ahead. While doing so I will do my best to choose joy, seek the lessons, and turn inward whenever I feel lost or overwhelmed. I encourage you to do the same.
To a bigger point though, I think all of us have held onto a lingering hope that things would go back to “normal.” There was a time last year where it really started to feel like it might (at least for me) but the impact of this pandemic can’t be ignored. It has touched every single one of us in different ways, both good and bad, and impacted our lives in ways we never thought possible. Trying to pretend like this isn’t true does us a disservice.
There have been many moments over the past 2 years where I think I’m not impacted, or I’m coping just fine. This keeps happening to me...well enter day 8 of isolation after picking up COVID over the holidays and I am tired of Netflix and tired of myself. I miss people and miss simply being outside (though these winter temps would have made that pretty challenging anyway).
That said when we hold onto the hope that things will go back to normal we stop ourselves from adapting and adjusting to what is. When we grip these thoughts and old ways of being it becomes harder to move forward. Things have been forever changed and we are still living in uncertainty.
It’s time to let go of the way things were and embrace the brand new world we live in. To truly embrace what is, shedding of old ways is needed, and this can feel hard. We as human beings don’t like change but we are also one of the most adaptable species there is because we have the power to adapt our minds. Where it gets difficult is when we forget we hold this power within us. We forget we can choose to let go, change and surrender. This is in your power.
Can we go back to how we were as kids where we just tried things to try things? We didn’t need to have all the answers or know exactly what we were doing. Maybe this could help simplify our focus moving forward. It could help us let go of what was and harness our personal power within.
We are living in a new world and it's time to adapt and look forward. And remember this isn’t only applicable to the pandemic, this can apply to any kind of change you are experiencing in your life. Living in the past and holding onto what was causes us real suffering. When we surrender and embrace true presence we can find peace and strength to adapt and keep moving ahead alongside change instead of resisting it.
You are worthy of everything you desire in this world and I believe in you, even if you don’t just yet. Here’s your party jam for the week.
P.S. Have you heard my very first book, Choosing Fulfillment Is Scary AF: Get Unstuck and Change the Life You Have Into the Life You want will be coming into the world FEBRUARY 2, 2022! It’s taken approximately a year for me to accomplish this goal and it feels pretty dang surreal. My presale is live and you can order your e-book right now and it will be delivered right to you on 02/02/2022. E-books not your things? Paperbacks will be available to order on launch day as well.
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Thanks as always for your love and support!