Happy New Year! There’s no doubt in my mind that like me, you are ready for the excitement of a new beginning. 2020 wasn’t my “hardest” year but like Bruce Springsteen sang in his song, Dancing in the Dark, it definitely gave me reason to “check my look in the mirror.”
The beginning of 2020 was off to a great start with a calendar filled with travel. I traveled across the country for business, my son headed to Italy for a semester abroad, and my hubby and I cruised the Caribbean Sea.
We returned from the cruise on February 29th, picked up Alex from the airport (2 months early) on March 1st, and less than 3 weeks later the world was in lockdown.
I was repping a fashion jewelry line based out of Chicago at the time and along with so many others, I “pivoted” my business to 100% online. I was resilient and attacked it with plenty of enthusiasm, but as the weeks and months ticked by I soon realized that it no longer felt very fulfilling. As I watched the numbers from the pandemic climb, I asked myself if what I was doing was what I “really” want to be doing, or was I just “Dancing in the Dark?”
It didn’t take long to realize that I had my proverbial ladder up against the wrong wall. After discussing it with my husband, he ultimately asked me what I would do if I could do anything I wanted (regardless of fear or learning a new skill etc) what would it be? Two things immediately came to mind; 1. Host a podcast where I interview the elderly about fundamental wisdom and their opinions about then vs now and 2. Start a lifestyle blog for middle-aged women. His face lit up and he looked at me with the most matter-of-fact look I’ve ever seen from him and simply said, “Why aren’t you doing it?” Wow. Those 5 words said so much…
Soooo, here we are! FashionSHEsta officially launched on November 11th 2020 and like it’s author, it’s definitely a work in progress! I invite you to come back and visit as often as you like and bring your girlfriends!
2020 had many speed bumps and the emotions that go along with change. I mentioned earlier that 2020 wasn’t my “hardest” year but it was without a doubt the year that I learned the most about myself and the gifts that life disguises for us during the muck times.
Here are my top 20 emotions from 2020 and the takeaways I learned from each. Please comment below if you have any to add. I’ve also included a downloadable Goal Setting Guide for you to enjoy 2021 with Style & Happiness, Every day!
Happy New Year!
“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” ~ Rumi
Click the image to download the FashionSHEsta Guide to Goals