“We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.”
– Dolly Parton
With 2018 coming to a close – we decided to look back on this year with some reflections + life lessons we’re definitely taking with us into 2019 and beyond.
We hope these nuggets help you!
Dr. Elijah | 2018 Reflections
• Life’s too short to be offended by everything.
I think taking offense to everything just makes us angry all the time. I got caught up in all the politics for a while, but I felt myself just being triggered by others and that made me feel anger and irritation, so I blocked the negativity on social media. Often times the power really does belong within us!
• Encourage your kid to graduate early.
Not only does this save you a lot of money, it also allows your kid to jump into a possible career earlier or get in some travel before starting a job.
• Starting a new business and renovating a building is hard work!
When I embarked on starting a new business and renovating a building, I never could have imagined what those two endeavors could entail. I have new admiration for all those entrepreneurs out there and showing up every day – especially when curveballs get thrown your way!
Charmayne | 2018 Reflections
• Friends are the family you choose for yourself.
I’ve learned blood isn’t the only requirement for family – it can also be friends who come into your life and make your world SO much better. I’m grateful I’ve embraced friends who are just like family to me.
• Self-care is not selfish.
Taking care of yourself mentally, physically and emotionally is an absolute requirement before you can even think about taking “care” of anyone else. It may have taken me a while to learn this one, but I’m happy I can see the benefit of self-care (like, don’t even come at me if I haven’t done at least 10 burpees)!
• Nourish connections.
Sometimes you find connections with people you never thought would be a part of your life. I’ve learned not to shirk those bonds – even when I can’t fully understand why a certain person was placed in my life. Whether someone is in your life for a particular reason, a specific season or throughout your lifetime – soak all the lessons in that you can!
Here’s to all the life lessons that’s shaped you throughout this year + the lessons carrying you into the new year.
Cheers, 2019 –
Dr. Elijah + Charmayne