As we are approaching the end of the year, I’m sure I’m not the only one that has been in a bit of a reflective mood. This year for me has been interesting.
Overall, it has been a good year for me in terms of my level of personal development. Despite a few wins and losses, I’m grateful for what they have revealed to me and the lessons I have learnt. I’ve appreciated the opportunity to be still and to have the time to spend with myself. I’m sure many can also relate.
This year I’ve learnt more about myself as a man and my true beliefs and attitudes towards various things. I am still a working progress and in no way am I suggesting I am perfect, and in all honesty that is not the goal. I only intend to become better and hopefully, through that journey, share that with you all as my fellow readers and writers. Various things I learnt, came from self-assessment and questioning a lot about this world and people to myself. I also learnt through talks I had with my parents, friends, and colleagues at work. I am most grateful that 2020 allowed me to learn and find me in various ways.
A big part of my learning also came from this very platform, WordPress. Since I recently started connecting with and reading content from other writers, I have learnt a lot about various things like faith, mental health, personal development and how to be better with blogging. Many writers/bloggers on this platform are very talented. Through reading some of their posts, I have been positively influenced in my way of thinking. My views and perceptions of various things in life have changed. So yes, if you happen to be reading this, and I’ve ever commented on or liked your post/s, I am talking about you. You are doing amazing and thank you for your ideas and words.
In the new year, one of my goals is to continue being better and continue what I am and have been doing that has served me well this year. So, I don’t intend to stop writing/blogging, I don’t intend to stop journaling, I don’t intend to stop being conscious of my personal financial decisions, finding my faith and more. 2020 highlighted that it is okay to take a break. Believe it or not in my post about burnout, I went through a hard time feeling that way before posting it. That time in my life, taught me that balance is sometimes the key to being at peace.
In this season of Christmas, whether you celebrate or not, I hope it is a peaceful and a joyous time even if all you’re doing is taking time off work or social media to spend time with family. I wish you all a happy Christmas and a productive new year. I hope that despite what goes on in the world, we choose to remain true to ourselves, our morals and our paths and visions.
I will be taking a break from now till the new year. I look forward to putting out more blog posts and more. I am grateful for all that read my posts and the opportunity to write and share my truths. I am also grateful for the new relationships I have formed with some fellow writers.