A fresh start. That's what we all need. That's what the new year promises. A chance to work towards a better version of ourselves with renewed energy and an inspired perspective. I've waited for inspiration for my writing as long as we've all been waiting for a vaccination to end this world-wide pandemic. I figured I'd start by refreshing my blog.
This blog has always been a creative outlet for my writing and design. My goal began with having a place to compile some fun and inspiring words for my kiddos. Now my kiddos are older and advising me to revamp and refresh. And they're right! It's hard to feel inspired when your surroundings feel like they are caving in on you. My blog, like my home, was in a rut.
I have spent the last few days reorganizing and decluttering pantries and closets, cupboards and bedrooms. For me, organizing is therapeutic and resets my brain. This time, however, it has taken on new meaning; a letting go, of sorts. Sometimes we hang on to things too long. Maybe we're afraid of change, but change is the only constant in life. If I learned anything from 2020, it's that life as we know it can change on a dime and things become out of our control. But, life goes on and we adapt. Sometimes the ways we adapt teach us new and better ways of doing things, turning challenges into strengths.
I am truly grateful for the challenges we faced this last year, and I do realize that those challenges were different for everyone. But the pandemic that brought on those challenges is the same.
I am grateful for the lessons I learned (patience is a BIG one that I'm still working on, but better at).
I am grateful for more time with my family. We spent a lot of time hiking, playing games, and watching movies.
I am grateful for technology. Even when the world seemed to pause, we were still able to work, learn, "visit" loved ones, and watch all those streaming movies.
I am grateful for a living prophet, President Russell M. Nelson, who was inspired with the "Come Follow Me" program in a home-centered, church-supported way of learning. We were prepared to continue learning and growing spiritually through a very trying time.
I am grateful for the chance we have to start fresh and try to be better ... every day.
So with this fresh start at the beginning of a new year, I hope my writing and designs will continue (or start) to inspire you and give you the boost you might need in your day. In a world full of uncertainty and negativity, we all need some positive inspiration to become the best version of ourselves. Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf said, "Now is the best time to start becoming the person we eventually want to be."
What are you doing to make a fresh start this year? I'd love to hear from you in the comments.
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