Updated: Jun 28
In talking to so many friends and family over the past few weeks, I’ve been surprised to find that so many people have classified 2019 as one of the most difficult and transitional years of their lives.
Maybe you’re entering into the New Year tonight thinking about all the things that have gone wrong or didn’t work out: people walked away that you thought never would, an opportunity didn’t turn out the way you hoped, or maybe you lost a passion for a dream you had been carrying around for a long time.
Whatever made this year difficult for you, I understand that it is incredibly tempting to be bitter, hold a grudge or lose hope for the New Year ahead.
I can certainly relate to all of this. My New Year’s Eve was supposed to look very different for me. I should have been kissing someone very special to me when the ball dropped this year, however, the person I was dating ended up hurting me immensely, betraying my trust, and taking advantage of my loyalty. That toxic person is no longer in my life, and looking back on this year certainly has some painful memories and triggers for me.
However, tonight I am choosing to kiss it all goodbye at midnight and I want to encourage you to do the same. Don’t bring bitterness, a chip on your shoulder, all your past
disappointments into the New Year with you. You can’t embrace the new, while holding on to the old.
Of course, this all seems easy to say. I know that as soon as the clock hits midnight tonight that all of your hurt and pain won’t completely evaporate, but take solace in knowing that only YOU hold the key to happiness and joy in the New Year.
One of the biggest pillars that we focus on inside the Curves Ahead Membership Program is MINDSET. It is quite literally the difference between choosing to live your life with constant suffering or to purposefully practice inner peace. Will you choose to free your mind from all the hurt?
Personally, it has been an uphill battle for me. I am still learning how to do it, but this specific change has been the catalyst to my ongoing healing. (It seems I’ve learned a thing or two from building all the amazing tools and resources inside our new program, launching on January 17).
Even though you might not be able to see why some of the areas of our life turned out the way they did in 2019, I sincerely believe its making way for BIGGER AND BETTER things to come your way in 2020.
So, how can you practice this right now, before the ball drops? Take a quiet minute to yourself to write down all the things you are kissing goodbye at midnight and all of the things you are looking forward to in the New Year. Changing the way you THINK about your situation is the very first step into ACTUALLY changing it. You may even find that the things you are looking forward to outweigh the things you are kissing goodbye, I know it did for me.
One of the things I am looking forward to most is growing, learning and healing along with all of you.
Happy New Year, sweet friend. Remember, you are not alone.