I don’t know if this post is as much of a “happy New Year!” as much as it is an “OMG, we survived.” 2020 wasn’t exactly the year any of us planned on, and let’s be honest… 2021 is going to have its own challenges. Still, here are some positives from my 2020 journey and, more importantly, my goals and intentions for the year ahead.
Category: Personal Growth
The most patriotic thing one can do is to look at their country and see its flaws and consider how we can help it do better. The more I educate myself and come to terms with this nation’s past and understand its present, the more I realize how deeply imperfect this country is, and the more I realize that the only way for all of us to move forward is to have an open mind and heart, a lot of empathy, and an earnest desire to do better. I’ve done a lot of thinking and growing, and now, I guess I’m asking America to do the same. Because, as it turns out, this is what it means to be patriotic.
I know that the phrase “white privilege” can be triggering for a lot of white folks, but we have to be better. That requires acknowledging and understanding our privilege. It requires setting aside egos and feelings. It requires listening and learning how to be an ally, not just doing what we think it means to be one. It requires unlearning. It requires hearing from the voices that are too often unheard. So instead of another white perspective on allyship, I want to give you a list of sources to help you understand what it means to be actively anti-racist.
Happy 2020! When I reflected on 2019, I realized what a great year it was. I really enjoyed reflecting on the year behind me and setting goals for the year ahead. Thank you for being a part of my adventure and sharing it all with me!
It’s been five years since my mom died, and I’m finally realizing that grief is a lifelong process. Today, I’m finally ready to talk about the process and what life after losing her means.
I’m not a big subscriber to the whole “New Year, new me!” thing. I prefer to set intentions based on reflection – I take stock of my achievements and pitfalls of the previous year, and determine how I can continue the lifelong process of self-development, discovery, and improvement.
The end of the year always calls for a little reflection and introspection, and as I look back on this past year, I realize so much has happened. When I look back on this year, I see a lot of good memories.