As we all know 2021 was almost a repeat of 2020, minus the shutdown. However, this time we were able to adjust and make the most of our lives and spend a little extra time with our loved ones.
This past year, we took a lot of time to find out who we truly are and who we truly want to become. We honestly have to say, we did not experience a lot of loss this year, but we did have some hard truthful moments that really made us evaluate our lives. In January of 2019, we lost someone who was near and dear to our hearts (and still is even in death).....our mother. Trying to navigate life after grief, is honestly difficult. Whether you see it coming or not, death of a loved one can be hard to cope with. You either face it head on or run from it with distractions. I had a new 6-month-old baby girl when my mother died and a 6-year-old son I had to be present for. I felt that I could not afford to stop and process what was happening and deal with postpartum at the same time. My sister and I were also in the process of building this blog and trying to begin new ventures within our careers.
In 2020, the pandemic fell around the world causing another big distraction for us. Though we had some time to process and heal, we were still distracted.
In 2021, We both had a chance to do things that we had never done before. We had the time to do some real soul searching, time to meditate, and time to do some self-evaluation. We learned that life is truly a gift. The people around you are truly a gift and you want to cherish that. We also learned a lot about letting go and moving forward. To celebrate those who celebrate us and to pour into the blogs that we write to connect with the readers on personal levels.
This year, we're learning to let our guards down and to free ourselves from perfectionism which has honestly been a lifelong hinderance for us both. This year was more about reflection, self-connection, and rising from our insecurities.
As we enter into 2022, we want to apply all that we've learned and continue to stay on the marathon to being the best version of ourselves that we only thought was obtainable through dreams.
We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season, and we thank each and every reader for giving us an opportunity to connect with you through storytelling. Cheers to 2022!!!
What are some lessons you learned last year? Leave a comment below and share if you care.