When I look again on 2020, it’s a bizarre juxtaposition of crushing ache combined with pleasure. Moments of happiness had been over-shadowed with the hardships, so we centered on taking care of our household. Even although there was nice disappointment, there was additionally development.
When I take into consideration this previous yr, I really feel hopeful and even a little bit pleased with myself, and I hope that you simply do, too. We’re transferring ahead. I learn a meme that mentioned whereas we could not see dramatic adjustments instantly in 2021, we accomplished a marathon, barefoot, and untrained. It’s a purpose to be grateful and I hope you’ll be able to take a second as we speak to shut your eyes, breathe, and ship your self gratitude for all that you simply’ve overcome this yr.
With the disappointment and unknown of 2020, I believe we nonetheless made one of the best of it. It’s probably the most we’ve ever been collectively as a household, and I soaked it up. I like having the children dwelling, and we spent a lot time in nature: strolling, mountain climbing, and swimming. Both ladies realized the right way to trip their bikes with out training wheels, and P remodeled from a child who was nonetheless kicking across the pool in her puddle jumper to a full-up fish. She can dive to the underside of the pool, do underwater flips, and swim round confidently. The Pilot traveled greater than ever along with his airline, however in comparison with earlier years, I really feel like he was current extra.
Professionally, I nonetheless managed to perform a few issues: I wrote my second book during the spring (it was printed this yr!), launched Fit Team memberships and on-line private training, and posted extra movies on the weblog than I did in 2019. I beloved with the ability to just about hang around and join with you, particularly when so many people had been alone and chillin’ at dwelling. I’ve loved instructing Zoom health courses and plan to do extra of those in the brand new yr! I expanded my crew and now have an unbelievable VA who took my inbox from 200,000+ emails to 100. It was nothing in need of an act of magic.
Heath-wise, I actually dialed into the habits that make me really feel good. I centered on consuming extra contemporary produce and consuming extra water, received in motion virtually each single day (even when it was only a brief stroll or some mobility work), began to emphasise sleep high quality (my Oura has helped a lot with this!), loved my complement routine (working with Ali has been such a gamechanger and I really feel nice), and invested in a few different health-related objects, like occasional Sakara deliveries (my subsequent one shall be right here this week! You can use my link for $50 off), and my sauna blanket. I exploit this about 3x every week for 25-30 minutes and it.is.wonderful.
There had been actually extra “YOLO” moments, and I did further issues that introduced me a shriveled crumb of pleasure. I wore pajamas far more than actual garments and had extra makeup-free days than make-up days. I ate a little bit further sugar, tortilla chips, and drank extra wine. I watched TV. I stayed up late and slept in. That half has been fairly dang good.
This yr undoubtedly had the potential to take it’s toll on our relationship. Despite the challenges, this entire expertise has made us stronger and extra resilient as a crew. We balanced our respective work schedules one of the best we might to take care of ourselves, the children, and work. Fortunately, our children are in a great spot – we had a sensory flare again in February that was fully resolved – and we really feel like we’re cautiously optimistic in regards to the upcoming yr.
Some of my goals for the upcoming yr: (making an attempt to maintain them low-key as a result of who is aware of what is going to occur lol)
Continue to concentrate on the habits that make me really feel good and hold our household healthy. Sleep, exercise, sunshine, contemporary air, stress discount, contemporary produce, dietary supplements, and many water are the goals. I’m dedicated to sticking with my power training program – we’ve amped up our dwelling gymnasium and I’ve additionally had a variety of enjoyable testing out new exercises!! – and fueling myself effectively for the entire issues I must do. I ended meditating once more, so I’ll completely convey it again in the brand new yr.
I’ve some fairly large blog-related goals for 2021, however my fundamental purpose is to proceed to offer as a lot beneficial and useful content material as doable. You guys gave me so many wonderful matter concepts and requests in the annual survey and I can’t wait to get every thing put collectively. Definitely count on a motivating Home Workout Warrior problem on the finish of this month (details and signup here!), Fit Team re-launch in February, and Barre Bootcamp 2 this spring. I’m working with a enterprise coach in 2021 and she or he’s serving to me streamline my processes and sharing her experience for upcoming launches.
I hit Senior Director with Beautycounter this previous yr, which was one in all my enormous goals for 2020. I get pleasure from my work with Beautycounter and our crew SO a lot — it’s been such an satisfying and rewarding side of my enterprise. I presently have 50 wonderful ladies on our crew and I might like to develop that quantity to 75. We have month-to-month crew calls the place we brainstorm and share concepts, and I get pleasure from mentoring everybody who joins us on this mission to share clear and safer merchandise with these we love. My purpose is to hit Executive Director in 2021 with 75 crew members. If you’re in studying extra, please ship me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’d love to talk about it! Whether you’re trying for a facet hustle or a full-time revenue, you’re surrounded by different like-minded ladies, cheering you on.
– Every day, I wish to ensure our infants really feel cherished and supported to allow them to actually thrive. I’m at all times striving to be one of the best mother and spouse that I may be, and whereas I’m completely a piece in progress, that is one thing I’m going to proceed to concentrate on for the upcoming yr.
Going ahead, I’m nonetheless undecided about what we’re going to do in regards to the college scenario. Liv’s schedule is bananas, and the gap studying is pretty concerned for dad and mom which find yourself doing a big quantity of the instructing regardless of the Google Meets.
I’m alleged to enroll P for kindergarten, however I can’t fathom dropping her off at college the best way issues are actually. There’s no means she would let me drop her off at a brand new college, on the curb, with out with the ability to stroll her in. So, I could be preserving P dwelling until issues change. I’m additionally contemplating puling Liv out and homeschooling, as effectively. The college factor has been an enormous stressor for me as a result of I’ve to work throughout the day and hate feeling like I’m ignoring them whereas I work. I really feel just like the social advantages of faculty are so enormous, however since that side is so eliminated proper now, it could be price it simply to maintain them dwelling and save the upper tuition prices. If you have got any tips on homeschooling + working from dwelling, please ship them my means!
– I’m crossing my fingers that we’ve got a symphony season subsequent yr so I can sing once more. Our season was canceled and I used to be fairly bummed about it. I’m fairly certain that if I get to sing Messiah at Christmas subsequent yr, I’ll cry like a weirdo your complete time. Choir one thing that was so soul-hugging for me and I used to be fairly unhappy when it was (understandably) eliminated.
– Home enhancements! We have some fairly large ones coming our means in 2021. We’re ripping out the unique upstairs carpet and putting in wooden (we did our main bedroom years in the past however carpet shall be lastly be GONE) and a pair different enjoyable tasks that we’ll share later.
– Cultivating friendships. I used to work out at a gymnasium with an superior group of gals, however haven’t been again since February. I’d love to have the ability to make it again and am hoping that common ladies’ nights and small journeys with associates may be on the agenda for 2021.
– Read extra, pray extra, extra stretching/yoga, much less time on my cellphone, extra group, extra kicking again and having fun with the moments. It seems like the children have already grown SO rapidly, so I’m simply making an attempt to essentially cherish these occasions with them. They problem me and make me snort each single day.
If you’ve made it by means of this insanely lengthy submit, I’m sending you a excessive 5 and a hug. I’d love to listen to one thing that makes you proud once you look again on 2020. What’s one thing you’re planning on doing in 2021?