Lessons of 2020

2020 has indeed taught us many lessons. The vulnerability has been my major one. I’ve learned that I am vulnerable, I have limits and I need to respect them. I’m not stronger as I was in my 20s and 30s. My body and mind crave more attention. I need to set boundaries. This year I accepted that I’m an introvert and it’s OK to say NO and to prioritize my space, my moments of quiet.

My last post here was in October, I didn’t post anything in November. I had to evaluate my blogging path. I love all the connections and friends I’ve made during these 7 years of blogging. I’ve joined many challenges during the years and enjoyed them, but they were putting pressure on me. I was feeling obligated to post until in days that I had nothing to say. I don’t want this kind of pressure, it’s already enough everything that we go through with family, job… I wish this space to be free, a place that I can fly and create without boundaries, and not deadlines. So, from now on, no more challenges, only a few musings here and there.

Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. I have tried prudent planning long enough. From now on I’ll be mad.

Rumi

I’d be happy to hear how 2020 has been treating you, any lessons?

11 thoughts on “Lessons of 2020

  1. A nice post and lovely image Elizabeth.

    I learned to live in the moment during these lockdown months. We are taking regular long walks even on the days when weather is not so supportive.

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  2. I knew you had been gone for awhile, Elizabeth, and I was worried. No one needs any more pressure than what we all have already. Blogging should be fun. A few musings here and there will be wonderful. Take care of yourself, please. ❤

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  3. Yes, today’s world puts pressure on us to create more, all the time — even when it’s just a personal blog and, of course, the readers don’t actually have any such expectations. Those feelings just seem to be floating around in the ether, making us feel guilty when we simply relax and enjoy a quiet moment.

    I like to keep up with Nurturing Thursday every week because I feel that it’s good to set aside time for regular reflection on what nurtures me. Other than that, I’ve been trying to avoid unnecessary demands on my time, also. Small things, when they pile up, can drain more mental energy than we might expect. So much feels uncertain now. This year has shown how quickly everything can change.

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    1. I thought blogging would be a place to relax and have fun, but very fast it turned out a place with deadlines and competitions. I keep pushing myself because I enjoyed it, but this year as you say the uncertain, the stress, I couldn’t take any more. I love Nurturing Thursday as well, maybe when things go a little bit back to the normal I join again. Thanks for your lovely comment Meg!

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