Well I tried to do a damn TikTok to show off all my cute pics from 2021, but my old millennial ass couldn’t figure out it lol 🤦🏾♀️😂!
But hmmm what can I say about 2021?!? Well for starters it didn’t start off on the greatest note. From the demands and aftermath of Covid-19, I entered the year burnt out, depressed and what caught me the most off guard were the suicidal ideations that followed shortly.
Thankfully I was able to catch those thoughts immediately knowing I very much so wanted to live, but slowly came to the realization that everything from 2020 hit me harder then I thought and I was well overdue to revamp my wellness practices.
By nature I’m a worker bee. It has become my greatest distraction from life especially when it becomes too overwhelming to deal with head on. But this time around, I didn’t have the bandwidth to keep going at the rate I was from years past. No, this year my word was intentional. And as I reflect on this year everything was definitely operated with specific intention unbeknownst to me.
I had to intentionally recognize what wasn’t working anymore and change it - personally and professionally. I learned the art of saying goodbye without having remorse or overly dwelling on what I could’ve done better to make things work. I learned - and still learning - the true value of rest. I’m still in the process of perfecting my No and standing by it without explanation. And what I’m most proud of was that I intentionally had fun, laughed out loud and did things that brought me joy. Shout out to the young lady for putting me onto #extraonpurpose!
By the time summer came I was in the best place I have ever been, making the best money I have ever made and genuinely was in love with life itself. It felt good to actually experience and practice what I preached to so many others.
And as I approach 2022, I recognize I’m in transition for another pivot. With being intentional you begin to see change is constant and inevitable. And while I know what my new assignment is, the path to getting there is still a little murky & nerve wracking.
But no matter what 2022 truly entails, I’m down for the ride regardless 😌😏…
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