As we transition from one year to another, I like to take a moment to look back and reflect on the year that’s been – what I’m grateful for, the memories, as well as any achievements and learnings. This year, more so than ever, has been a difficult year for many, full of uncertainties, change and mixed emotions and I think we will all have a lot to reflect on.
For me personally, 2020 has been one of the most testing years but also one of several silver linings. Whilst there were many obstacles in my business and personal life caused by the global pandemic, it also taught me a lot about myself and provided me with the opportunity to slow down, reset and spend more quality time at home with my husband and boys. We pressed pause, and took things back to basics.
As a family, we adjusted to the new norm of all sharing one space 24hrs a day, we juggled working and home-schooling, we dedicated time each day to getting some fresh air and exercise into our routine and we sat down and had dinner together as a family most nights. Slowing down and changing some small habits allowed us to reconnect with ourselves, with nature, with our passions and hobbies and most importantly with each other.
This year has taught me that we are all in this together, although we are all going through different experiences, it’s the love of family, friends and community that gets us through. Being able to be there for each other (albeit not always in person) and provide support to others can mean the world of difference in someone’s day especially in times like this.
This experience has made me appreciate the little things in life so much more, and reminded me to not take things for granted, like hugging your friends and family, and spending the holidays with your loved ones.
Looking back, I feel 2020 was a year of much learning and change, but mostly I hold a feeling of gratitude and hope. I am so grateful for those that have worked and continue to do so, to help keep us all safe and healthy. I feel very blessed and fortunate to have my health, my beautiful family and friends, and the opportunity to be able to do what I love each and every day. And lastly, I am thankful for the kindness, love and support of my team and for our KORA community.
May 2021 bring much love and joy your way. Stay safe.