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An Open Letter To 2020

An Open Letter To 2020

An Open Letter To 2020
An Open Letter To 2020

It’s almost impossible to start this letter without looking back at the year that was 2019. 

What a year it was. It was a year with so many highs and just as many low moments. My faith was tested. My heart was stretched. Finding the silver lining in the experiences that framed the year became an important part of me being able to get through the year. To ensure that I didn’t dwell on the things that didn’t go to plan, I really had to force myself to learn to be present. Learn to find beauty and joy in each day and waking moment.

Forcing myself to be present was a lesson in itself i’m glad I learnt. I’m still learning even in the early days of 2020 and that’s okay.

As I spent some time reflecting on the last few days of 2019 and the experiences that came with it, I decided that my word for 2020 would be to thrive

Thrive [verb]: to grow, develop or be successful

I didn’t spend much time reflecting on what word to choose; it was just a gut feeling to go with thrive. And just like that, I felt at peace with my choice of word for 2020 and the intention I set as the new year and decade comes along.

An Open Letter To 2020

This year, I really want to push myself out of my comfort zone. I want to grow as an individual, a wife, a friend, a daughter and a creative. Yes, I want to explore my creative muscles and step out of the shadow of all the excuses I’ve used to hold myself back. Having experienced 2019 and the last decade in general, I have a good feeling about 2020.

Although I’ve taken some time off blogging in the past, I’m glad to be back writing again in 2020. I don’t have it all figured out. Yet, I have so many things I want to accomplish this year and I can’t wait to take you along on the ride.

On a side note, I’m in love with the shade that Pantone has selected to frame the first year of the new decade – classic blue. When Pantone releases a colour for the year, they write an accompanying explanation behind their choice of colour and this is what they had to say for this year’s choice:

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Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era. – Pantone

I’ll leave you with this scripture that has become my overarching verse for 2020…

Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert – Isaiah 43:19

Inspiration Credits: Image by flaart from Pixabay; Image by Annette Meyer from Pixabay

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  • Encouraging write up. Your plan and purpose this year is great. As we look up to God those new things He has for us in 2020 shall spring forth and we shall see it. Let’s focus on God and forget all the challenges of 2019. Food for thought.

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