Happy New Decade, Fam!

heart-of-gratitudeHappy New Decade, Fam!

I know, I’m a little late, but I gotta admit…I haven’t really been in a celebratory headspace this New Year.

And I’ve been trying — Especially as I’ve been reading your End of Decade testimonies and realizing I have no desire to share my own.

Then, I saw some of you sharing something more bitesize: Your chosen words for 2020, and the word nerd in me got excited.

For years now, I’ve been practicing GRATITUDE. To keep myself present, I’ve learned to be thankful in and for the moment.

But last year, some of my moments were so challenging — or true to the ying and yang of life — they were exciting. And I found myself hoping for outcomes or expecting that things “should” work out a certain way. And when I didn’t get what I was hoping for or expecting, the waves of disappointment came crashing down.

I’m a Libra, so balance is important to me. And as a writer, it’s my job to make sense of things. But life, Fam? Doesn’t make sense. It does whatever the hell it wants to do whenever it wants to do it.

So, in order for me to balance my life and protect my sanity, my word for 2020 is GRATITUDE without expectations.

I know it’s actually a phrase instead of one word. But I wanted to give the universe specifics. 🤓

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