“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” – Seneca, also quoted in “Closing Time” by Semisonic
Today is December 28, 2019.
It’s the end of the month, the end of the year, and (gasp), the end of the decade.
Boy is that a mouthful!
As the clock’s hands tick forward to time’s trifecta of the beginning of a new month, a new year, and (gasp), a new decade, I’m straying from the trend of making insert-appropriate-ending-here reflections and listing insert-appropriate-ending-here accomplishments that ultimately do nothing more than feed my ego.
Likewise, I’ve lived long enough to realize that resolutions are nothing more than lip service, so I’m not going to waste my time setting myself up for future disappointment by making empty resolutions just because that’s what society expects of me.
Instead, I’m approaching 2020 with practicality, honesty, and authenticity as it will be a year of enlightening discovery.
My word for 2020 is “becoming” and it’s just deliciously exhilarating knowing I am evolving into both the person and the writer I’m meant to be. As I approach 50, I am still getting to know myself as I continue to learn and grow.
As such, I have selected five projects to complete in 2020 which will help me become just that person and that writer, and each project will serve my fellow humans in some way, shape, or form. More details about each project are forthcoming and I sure am glad you’ll be accompanying me on my journey.
My intention for 2020 is to live every day better than its yesterday, no matter where I might be or what is on my planner for the day while honoring my core values of kindness, generosity, and compassion. I will help when I can and endure when I must.
“Becoming” is certainly fluid and I am eager to chart my course and explore the compass of me.
May the new month, the new year, and the new decade lead you to YOU with an abundance of health, happiness, and joy.
Thanks for joining me on my journey. I’m glad you’re here.
“Endings Are Beginnings Are Endings And So On…” was posted on jillocone.com and on soulseaker.com on December 28, 2019. Views and opinions expressed in this post are solely those of the writer who was not compensated in any way by any entity. Copyright 2019, Jill Ocone. All rights reserved. Contact email@example.com with licensing and publishing inquiries.