2020 was a hard year for many of us, myself included. Yet despite all that occurred, I like to look to each year for new beginnings. A time to reflect on the past and write the first page of a book, setting intentions and goals that align.
Most of us are bringing a new found strength and acceptance into 2021, which comes as a result of what we faced and one of many positive lessons we can be grateful for.
From loss in our family, to hard unexpected news, a pandemic, a dog that ran away, homeschooling, isolation, tears, cancellations, missing family, a closed border, missing holidays and traditions, racism, police brutality, divide, toxic energy, a toxic president, ER trips and so much more.
Yet, here we are…
We survived and I think most of us realized we’re far more resilient than we give ourselves credit for…even if it took painful experiences to remind us of our power. Because when we understand we’re in control of our own happiness, we can ultimately get through anything.
THE SILVER LININGS
Our once extremely busy schedules came to a crashing halt in 2020, so we spent more time together as a family than we have in many years. We focused on growing and preserving our own food and built a garden that flourished spring through fall. We started a new side business (more on that soon) and stayed connected through at home projects. Looked for new and simple ways to find joy that reminded us to be thankful for the little things. Became zoom experts, and squeezed in distanced time with close family when possible. Got a new puppy (that didn’t run away) stepped out of my comfort zone and got more comfortable in front of the camera. Witnessed the world coming together thru protests and healing while fighting for the rights and equality of black and brown men and women. A new president and BIPOC woman vp, on my birthday, snow on the first day of winter, and more.
When looking at the year from that perspective, all was certainly not lost in 2020. In fact, much was gained and I know for sure that this rare time that will be etched in my heart and that I’ll remember the good and the growth that came from it.
I certainly couldn’t have made it through the year without my 3 (+1 puppy.) They held me down, kept me going, smiling, laughing, entertained, focused, inspired…grateful.
And all of the isolation at home helped us appreciate and value the simple things even more.
Like the joys of a new puppy, who has kept us laughing and on our toes!
From baby to adolescent, right now our pup is going through teenage phase at 9 months and is testing us in every way possible, but we are still grateful for his presence and the joy he’s brought to our girls and our family during the hard times.
NEW YEAR, NEW BEGINNINGS
While I am not one for resolutions, I do believe that physically writing down goals and hopes, helps set the tone for a successful and meaningful year, no matter what’s going on in the world around us. With that in mind, here’s what you can expect from Posh in 2021.
You saw the big update and rebrand mid-year, now look for more tutorials, baking guides, even some savory recipes and updated shop products in the coming months. With time to think long and hard about the future of the Posh brand, we realize there are some concepts and products that no longer align, so you’ll notice us scaling back in certain areas, but always staying true to our mission and name.
With 2020 now in the rearview, I am hopeful for a bright year ahead and know that is achievable by being mindful of what I consume, avoiding distractions and choosing to focus on the good. That leads me to the attempted coup that took place at the Capitol Building earlier this week. -Seeing white supremacy and white privilege on full display is a firm reminder of the racial double standards that take place in our society every single day. This stirs up emotions and personal traumas, only confirming what we as black and brown people have been fighting for, this entire time. But since we are focusing on new beginnings, let’s not allow these antics to distract us from the growth that came from the movement in 2020 and continue the progress forward.
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