Happy New Year!

Hello Sunshine! 

How are you? I hope things have been going well for you. 

First of all, let me say Happy New Year! I hope 2021 is a year full of health and love for all of you. 

2020 was a year full of challenges and ups and downs, but despite all the bad things going on in the world, I feel like it was a year of growth for many people. My last post of 2020 where I open up to myself about things I wish I had known when I was 16 is proof of that.

I’m aware I haven’t been the most constant person with Amazing Grace, but this is the space where I allow myself to be completely honest for as long as a post is. I can’t be honest when I feel crappy inside. As it is, 2021 has already started with difficult life lessons for my family and me. But today, I feel well enough and want to share with you the most significant lessons 2020 taught me.

Happy New Year!

To love my family through everything

I’ve learned always to say “I love you” no matter what we are going through. I’ve learned to be genuine with my feelings towards my family. I accept that not everything will always flow smoothly, but love comes first. I’ve also been continuously reminded that family is not only my parents and siblings. 

Little things are the most important

The greatest pleasures in life come in small sizes or can’t be measured at all. Love. Happiness. Self-love. Health. Empathy. Courage. There are small gestures to show emotions, and I can honestly say most of us learned that by having it taken away from us this past year.

To pay attention to my mental health

I’m not ignoring my mental health anymore. I have a long way to go here too, but now that I’ve started treatments for this, I don’t plan on giving up until I start feeling like myself again.

Cherish health

What can I say about this? I think this year we’ve all realized how important it is to take care of our health. 

To open up to friends

I think this is one of the biggest lessons of my 2020. I learned to open up to the people who have proven time after time that they are there for me no matter what. I’ve realized who my real friends are and let go of those who aren’t. I have a long way ahead when it comes to trusting everyone in my life, but hopefully, in 2021 I’ll be better in that sense.

It is never too late to follow one’s dreams and goals

During 2020 I had a lot of time to think back on what I’ve always wanted and dreamed of. I realized there has been one thing stopping me from following them: fear… which is normal. What’s not okay is that I’ve let it take control of me and used it as an excuse to stay in my comfort zone. I’m done with that. 

Dear Sunshine, which were the most important lessons 2020 taught you?

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