They say it’s darkest just before the dawn. If there is any truth to the saying, we can only pray we’ve seen the worst as 2020 had us see some pretty dark moments. . Either way, I’m claiming it. Better days are ahead. Period!
Thinking back, the New Year started off with a bang. For so many it felt like it was going to be a magnificent year. I was several weeks out from hosting a women’s empowerment brunch, the website build was going well and I even had my sights set on the perfect launch date. 2020 was starting off fruitful and inspiring. By all accounts it was forecasted to be an epic year for women.
We had all gotten the memo, felt pumped and were off to the races. We would however, be called back to the starting blocks, abruptly and shortly after the first of many devastating blows. -I like most, remember exactly where I was, and who I was with when we heard the news…. “Yo! Ya’ll heard what happened to Kobe?”
MAN PLANS, GOD LAUGHS.
Public Enemy’s 13th Studio Album title sums up 2020 perfectly. Man Plans, God Laughs. Allegedly the group’s frontrunner Chuck D. was inspired by a story he’d heard from basketball great Dr. J. -One that invoked the sentiment, “stay humble”. 2020 has indeed been, among other things, humbling. Few among us knew the wild ride we were in for. The next few months played out like an unbelievable, science-fiction fantasy-thriller, horror movie.
Though it seemed the future had become more uncertain than ever, there was something else happening and it felt refreshing. I was spending more time at home, with family. I was learning to adapt. And I now had even more time to really manifest the vision. It hadn’t completely disappeared. It simply went out of focus for a time. Time enough for plenty of self-reflection and several adjustments to accommodate the “new normal”. There were so many lessons to learn during this time of isolation. Perhaps the most poignant for me has been, no matter what, you keep going. Times will get tough. But you find a way to keep building and keep moving forward.
I BELIEVE in building a foundation of GOOD HABITS, the importance of community development and having each other’s back. She’s Got A Habit was created because we are stronger together – We Got This!