This year required me to do a lot of work—healing I’d been avoiding, growth I’d been resisting, and tapping into faith and fortitude I thought I’d forgotten. Surviving 2019 hasn’t been easy. Yet in the midst of every changing season, my Creator sent someone to help guide, comfort and encourage my growth. From my late father to my estranged brother. From my acupuncturist to a wellness couch I was introduced to through a mutual friend on Instagram. And of course, friends and strangers. In the moment, I rarely saw these divine encounters as guardian angels assisting in my growth. It was only in retrospect that I realized I wouldn’t have become who I am without them.
“This year, I learned that rarely do we grow alone.”Christine
Every challenge, every blessing. Every success and failure. Times of lack and seasons of abundance. Our past relationships and new friendships. Our joy, our tears. All of these experiences serve a greater purpose: growth.
“To live is to grow.”Christine
2019 was definitely a year of personal healing, of learning to align my passions with my purpose. Of discovering that being selfish is an essential part of self-care. That mastering the art of saying “no” is far more powerful that a halfhearted ‘yes.’ I never though I’d say this, but I am overwhelmed with gratitude for every tear I cried this year. And I am open, ready to receive all that life requires so that I am never fully grown. May we always be growing.
(PS. I’ll be sharing more about growth at the upcoming Think Better, Life Better Conference. I hope to see you there!)