Preparing for 2021 with Hope

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It’s so easy to get lost in the 2020 chaos and craziness, and wonder if it even makes sense to plan for next year.

We have come to expect the unexpected, and may get the sense that planning for an unknown future makes no sense.

The reality is that the future is always unknown.

That’s why epidemiologists prepare for pandemic.

The uncertain future is why we save money for a rainy day.

Having no idea how long we will live inspires many of us to think about our legacy and what we will be known for.

As we move towards the end of 2021, consider how you managed the toughest aspect of this year for you.

Maybe you were sick, you lost your job, or lost someone you loved. Perhaps, you lost a job, or the sense of trust that life would always go on the way it has been.

Think about three areas of life where you developed resilience and patience this year, and celebrate yourself.

We have all traveled a strange, unlikely journey since the beginning of 2020. While the path ahead may still curve and spiral in ways that we don’t expect into the future, allow yourself to listen to the voices of hope inside of you.

What do you dare hope happens next year?

Think about doing some planning around your hopes for 2021.

It just may be that the changes and choices you plan are the ones that create a new path for yourself and so many others.

Published by Karen Powers Wan

Writer, Restorative Lifestyle Coach, Sustainability Project Manager, and Meditation Instructor.

2 thoughts on “Preparing for 2021 with Hope

  1. This is such a good direction to share, Karen. I certainly have never known a year quite like it, nor have most of us. I think knowing that we are all experiencing many of the same struggles and stressful situations has made it a little easier for me to navigate my own problems. I’ve felt a solidarity with the struggle of others; many, many people going through much more than I have. Thank you for your wise encouragement to be reflective and not to let this year close without giving some solid attention to what we may have learned.

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