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2019 Reflection: Resilience

I attended a Word of the Year Workshop this weekend. It was absolutely time well spent. There was “homework” that needed to be done prior to the workshop which included reflection on the past year. As I worked through that part of the reflection homework, I came to understand that 2019 was the year of resilience for me …. both personally and professionally.Building resilience has been a part of my journey throughout my life. I’m not sure why that is but I have always sought solutions to adversity; trauma; tragedy and setbacks. I have learned over time to build a village of support for myself as “life happens” ….. books, therapists, coaches, mentors, family, colleagues, friends …. calling on the village partnerships as I need them and their “expertise” 

I have learned much from this past year:

 Resilience is not some innate quality; it takes real work to transcend hardship – mental, physical and emotional work
 Resilience is about getting through pain, tragedy and disappointment without letting your spirit be crushed
 Reframing is at the heart of resilience. It is a way of shifting focus and that takes a lot of work and is a long journey

 

I have also come to accept some choices

 Leaving behind the house and the heaviness it carries
 Forgiving myself for so many things
 I need to move forward to create my new life, but I will never move on from my love and my life with Mark

 

I have come to the realization that the loss of Mark will always be with me – it is a void in my life today and my life of tomorrow (our future). I know that grief will always be a part of my journey and how I manage that is my responsibility. 

I have also come to a place where I realize I can … I want to … and I am excited about creating a new life – personally and professionally.

2019 was a year of practiced resilience. 2020 will be a year of creation.

#create #movingforward #nevermovingon

2 thoughts on “2019 Reflection: Resilience”

  1. ♥️♥️♥️💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Totally with you! Love ya lady. What a great read and inspiration.

  2. Thoughtful and deep assessment of your year 2019. It is by navigating and focusing on what is important that we discover our destiny.

    Thank you Coach for your support on my own struggles while you juggle your own struggles.

    Let’s hope for a better 2020 full of creativity and innovation.

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