Can you believe that 2019 is almost over?
Even crazier....can you believe that we are days away from a new decade?
That should light a fire in your guts! Not like a taco bell fire...but a good one.
If you haven't thought about it already, I hope you'll give some thought to what you 2020 word is going to be. If you don't know what that is....basically you just choose a word for the year that you want to center your life around.
My 2020 word is CONNECT.
I want to connect more with myself.
It's easy to forget who we are sometimes and I've realized I really need to start checking in with ME. How ya doing Laura? Everything going okay?
I want to connect more with my husband, and my kiddos.
I think we get too dang busy and our days are on auto-pilot.
I find myself asking 'How was your day?' but not always listening to the response. That's a bit embarrassing to admit, but I know I'm not the only one. I know because sometimes when people ask me how my day was, and I start to answer...they're surprised. These 3 people are the most important humans in my life, and I want to be closer with them. Every. Single. Day.
I want to connect more with my close friends.
2019 was a rough friend year. I found myself trying to force friendships that weren't serving me - they were actually hurting me, and I chose to not see it for a long time. Because of this, I kind of shied away from amazing humans because of fear. The rough friend year broke my heart and I didn't want to imagine that happening again. But we can't live in a bubble...and if I get hurt again, we'll chalk that up to a learning experience too. I'm getting better at boundaries, and I know that makes a huge difference. Yay for learning boundaries at 40! :D
I want to connect more with my community.
It's taken me 16 years to figure it out, but I kinda freakin' like it here....haha.
Let's be clear. I've always enjoyed it here in the summer time. But come winter, I'm ready to go 'home'. But I realized recently that this is home. I really love how Casper has been evolving, and I love being a part of that.
And I also want to connect more with you, my tribe.
You guys are the reason all of this has become possible. What started off as a way to earn a little extra income selling jewelry on Etsy 9 years ago has turned into so so so so much more. I'm so in love with the community of humans you all have created here! I say YOU CREATED because it's true. You guys created this community and I'm so thankful that I get to be a part of it. So, thank you.
I'm hoping that by connecting more to the people and things that are important, I will find it easier to disconnect with the things and people that don't serve me.
So, what do you think? Do you have a word in mind? Spend some time thinking about it and share yours with us on social these next couple of days.
Meanwhile I hope you all have a super duper HAPPY New Year.
Be safe and spend it with people who are made of magic, JUST LIKE YOU!