If I had to sum up 2020 in two words, I would say: too much.

Too much uncertainty, time at home, political noise, COVID-19 speculation, screen time, video, anxiety, isolation, struggle – you name it – there was just too much.

There was also too much converging in my email and social media accounts. There was some great content in the webinars, podcasts, and seminars, but it was too much. I could not keep up and found I no longer wanted to.

By midsummer, I unplugged, logged out of my LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook accounts, and created some silence. I chose to listen to my voice and that voice told me to step back and engage in the service of my family and clients.

Before I started the new year, I sat back and reflected on my journey. What did I learn about myself and what are my dreams and aspirations for the coming year? What went well and how can I get more of that? I am a big proponent of gratitude and in reviewing and celebrating my blessings, I am grateful for all I have.

Recently Joe and I had a Zoom fundraiser for Bellevue LifeSpring, an organization that we support. In doing so, I realized how much I am ready to reconnect with people authentically.

I am stepping into 2021 with a clear sense of what is important to me and how I can be of service. I am continuing my work coaching leaders and with The Daring Way™ and Dare to Lead™. I will also continue to support Bellevue LifeSpring in serving those who are struggling. People are reeling from what’s been happening and I want to be there for them.

I have hope for all of us in 2021!