It was nice knowing you.
But it’s time for you to go now.
Don’t get me wrong.
I learned a lot from you.
And I’m surprisingly grateful.
You were a very difficult, yet wise, teacher.
Because of you, I learned the simple things in life are the most important.
Like staying connected to my family and friends, Mother Nature, and my own inner wisdom.
Because of you, I got crystal clear about the gifts I’m meant to share with the world.
And that it’s time for me to share them.
No more holding back.
Or playing small.
And because of you, I learned to slow down and be more mindful.
To look up at the sky, and watch the clouds float by.
To listen to the birds singing in the trees.
To feel the sun on my face.
And to be more patient & kinder with myself and others.
So thank you 2020.
I don’t think I could’ve learned as much as I did, so quickly, without you.
But hey, if I’m being honest here, your tough love approach was a bit much at times.
It would’ve been nice if you could’ve eased up.
Just a bit.
I’m sure you had your reasons though.
A big wake up call for us perhaps?
To live our lives more authentically?
To let go of the stuff that doesn’t matter?
And to value and cherish what does?
To treat ourselves, others, and this beautiful planet with more kindness and compassion?
We get it. That’s big stuff.
But I think your message has been received.
We can take it from here.
It’s time for you to say your final good byes.
And for us to welcome in 2021, your (fingers crossed) more gentle replacement.
Peace out! ✌🏻