Happy New Year! 2020 is over. I didn’t expect the year to go the way it did, in both good and bad ways. I truthfully could not have planned to be in the place where I am now.
But, that being said, I do recognize the growth I have accomplished in 2020. I’m not where I expected to be, but I’m proud of where I am. I know many people choose a word of the year, and while I don’t do that, I think that maybe mine would be “growth”. All of my goals this year are about growth in one way or another.
As I’m getting older (and no I’m not that old), I’m learning that the journey is just as important as the destination. Getting in shape requires lots of hard work and sacrifice. That’s something I am working on, but right now, I’m enjoying the individual workouts. I love finishing up and being like “Wow, that was a really good workout!”
I bought a car in September and am working to pay it off. As much as I am looking forward to having my car paid off (hopefully in much less time than what my loan is for), it is really exciting to watch the paid percentage go up. I am aggressively paying it off, and it is so cool to see in real time. I have some other financial goals, but they deal with growth too. I have a specific amount I want to get to in savings, but I have to put my time and money in to get there (so it still requires growth).
I believe all my other goals this year are more about growth than actual destinations or goals. I have set points to achieve but they aren’t end goals. They’re just stepping stones to where I want to be eventually.
2020 was for sure a crazy year in lots of ways. There were definitely good points and bad points. I learned a lot about of myself. This year taught me so much, and I am learning to embrace the chaos, change, and yes, growth. I am developing, improving, changing, and adapting. I don’t pretend to know what 2021 will bring. But I hope it will teach me and help me to grow. I know not everything will be good this year, but I’m learning to enjoy the process instead of just looking forward to the end result.
How are you approaching 2021? I’d love to know and hear from you!