Today is December 30th, 2021 and most are wondering how to close the year and ring in the new year, while others are at home sick with the flu or Covid or taking care of a loved one or waiting in line to get tested. Yes, I will not omit the white elephant in our lives, Covid, Omicron, and whatever else pops up.
Regardless what each of us is doing, we are so absorbed in the situations at hand that we forget that life is passing us by and we are not fully living it because we are allowing external factors (some of which are no fault of ours) to consume our every moment, minute, second. This was happening to me and this Blog is to write about my personal experience and how I am choosing to do all that I can while I’m alive because I’m willing to leave undone things that don’t really matter after all. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” --Pablo Picasso, artist
What has 2021 been like for me? 2021 has been a year of personal challenges, new developments, business growth & uncertainties (we all know how volatile the travel industry has been since 2020), moments of disappointment in myself and others, heartache but also moments of joy and laughter. At the end, I realized that working 7 days a week, over-exerting myself, and abandoning my self-care was leading me to a destructive path that affected me emotionally and physically. I’ve been to more doctors due to health concerns and scary moments this year than any other year and it had nothing to do with Covid. Can you relate? I’m sure most of you can.
I have learned that one must step up to challenges, since these are growth opportunities. Planning a trip is my way of relaxing and re-energizing, whether it is my trip or that of a client. Nothing is more therapeutic than leaving behind your daily routine and experiencing something new in a vacation.