I hope that you had a wonderful holiday season. I did. It was quiet and just the five of us. No complaints at all.
I’m ready for 2021. 2020 was a year that really provided me insight into my life. I was able to see the areas where I was lacking, and the areas where I was doing to much. I got a full panoramic view of my life, from my family, business down to church and my relationship with God. In 2020 I was able to start a few new things and lay some stuff to rest so that I could be the best me. In one of my social media groups every year we chose a word of the year. This year I have chosen pivot, which simply means to turn. In 2021 I don’t want to be so grounded in an idea that I’m incapable of adjusting, turning to something that might be better. The ability to quickly readjust my views, opinions and beliefs based on fact and better outcome is how I’m going into 2021.
One of my first pivots was allowing my sons to remain remote learners. I believe this will be the only time in history when children can decide how they learn. Last year I was hell bent on them attending school hybrid which would give them an opportunity to leave the house and go into the school building twice a week; but it seems that they are performing better as remote students. So I had to pivot my thinking and allow them this decision. However it comes with a cost. I have to figure out how to get them out of the house! My daughter on the other hand wants to remain hybrid. She functions better in the school setting. She is way more social and needs to interact with her peers and teachers. She needs this to learn better.
For me it’s about finding a balance and fighting the battles that I know I can win. So pivot. That’s my word for the year. Having the ability to turn on a dime is going to make for a success year!
What’s your word for the year?