I was reminded today that every win, both enormous and tiny, matter.
Wins build on wins.
They create a pattern.
Which becomes a mentality.
A mentality becomes a lifestyle.
A life styled on win after win, creates a life designed to matter.
But the true key here isn’t in the details of the wins, but the pathways they ignite.
A pathway ignited is possibility.
And all of life’s greatest achievements started with possibility.
So I will celebrate all the wins in every size that they come.
This spring feels different.
But different is good.
~ C.A. ~
It almost got lost in it all.
Every season has a purpose in our life. This new season is desperately needed and could not have come at a more perfect time.
Today I welcome spring and the renewing spirit it brings.
~ C ~
When you speak an intention into the world, it is incredible the ways in which the world speaks back to you.
The theme of finding identity and being in search of self has come up in various ways for me each of day of this new year.
This is my new year’s resolution.
~ C ~
I honestly don’t know how to feel about today.
I do feel beyond relieved that 2019 is over. Quite honestly 2018 and 2019 have been some of the most brutal I’ve had in my life. Every day seemed like a battle and I was exhausted. I have always been an optimist by nature but these past few years have brought me to my knees and made me question everything.
I could recently tell I was just tired of it all and it all caught up with me. I could tell because writing has always been a release for me, but these past few weeks I didn’t have the energy or motivation to even think about it. The emotions of the first holiday season without my dad or our should be 6 month old son crept up on me. The first holiday season without both of my birth parents on this earth was more than I could process. All of the life (and there was plenty of it) that happened to me over that last two years seemed to be weighing me down during this already tough time.
I was tired. I am tired.
But a new year was just around the corner. My entire life I have loved the idea of a new year and all the possibility it brought. It always has such promise and hope, and now more than ever I needed both. And a new decade, even better. So as the new year approached, I found myself anxiously yet cautiously awaiting the strike of midnight. I didn’t know what would come but I desperately needed a new year.
As the minutes of the year came to a close, I found myself with mixed emotions. I was sad because I knew when I left 2019, I would be leaving the last moments with some of the most precious people to me. I was heartbroken thinking of all the hard times. Yet I found myself filling with pride that I had made it through it all. And I felt warmth thinking about all of the loved ones who helped me through it all.
I don’t know what this new year will bring. But I do know I am ready for a new year and I welcome a new decade.
So today I welcome 2020.
~ C ~