Alright 2020, we’re done here. Moving into a brand new year we are all feeling hopeful and optimistic about the future! Certainly, we are not out of the woods yet in terms of this virus, and normal life is still a distant prospect. But we’ve learned a lot about ourselves over this past year and with those lessons guiding us, it’s shaping up to be a very special 2021.
In 2021, I’m looking forward to reconnecting with friends, family, and our vendors. As restrictions begin to ease, I can’t wait to spend some much needed in-person time with my favourite people. I’m also looking forward to reconnecting with our friendors in the upcoming wedding season – we’ve missed their smiling faces so much!
Not forgetting to stop and smell the roses – this one is a simple phrase my grandfather would remind me of constantly. I think after a year like 2020 that, somehow, felt like the longest year ever, yet flew by at the same time, this small reminder was important to see and appreciate the beauty that still existed in every moment. In 2021, I will take more time to reflect on all the good that still surrounds me.
As we finally climb out of the dumpster fire that was 2020, I am very much looking forward to the possibilities that 2021 can offer. My first resolution would be to get rid of the negative feelings and thoughts from the past year and move forward with a more positive mindset, because if I’ve learned anything from the past year it would be that weddings can still happen.
Top of my goal list would be to cultivate more vendor/friendor relationships in hopes to grow our professional and personal networks. Next, I definitely need to get over my impatience and fear of arranging bouquets. Even though we have very talented florists on hand, this is a skill I have been putting off and needs to be perfected so that I am able to jump in and help when needed. Lastly, I would love to throw a belated celebration for Sage’s 10-year anniversary. A decade in this business is definitely a milestone worth celebrating and would love to be able to share the festivities with all that have made it possible.
Be more grateful for all I have and become a more positive person who lets people know how much I appreciate them.
Continue working on my physical health and mental wellness.
Successfully transition into the production manager role and help make the working process more efficient for the team.
2020 was a challenging year. I miss being able to travel. I miss being able to gather with the people I love. Perhaps most of all, I miss feeling settled… which is strange because I generally thrive in chaos and feel completely at home with uncertainty. 2020 has pushed me to my outer limits on this front.
In 2021 I’m going to make space for much more peace and joy in my daily life. I’m going to take more time to meditate and to sit quietly without the company of my phone. I’ll carve out time to rest on my back porch with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. I will spend more quality time with my aging pooch who hasn’t got much time left in this world. And I will sign up for a dance class because dancing brings me joy.
Whatever 2021 has in store, I’ll be ready. Unless it’s zombies… I can’t deal with zombies in 2021.
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