A Look Back at 2020

What’s the end of year version of TGIF? I’m not going to sum up the happenings of 2020 because dear lord, haven’t we had enough? When Covid first hit and we all went into quarantine in March, the weeks that followed felt extremely uninspired and coincidentally unmotivated. Not everyone can be Taylor Swift putting out two albums, if all you did was survive during 2020- that, my dear, is plenty.

When I look back and read about my intentions last year, I’m actually very proud of myself. Despite all the shit 2020 put us through, when I look back now, I ended up achieving several of my intentions & goals. I’ve incorporated waaay more greens into every meal and often did so by drinking my favorite green smoothie several days a week. I’ve been awesome about limiting food waste this year which was something I really wanted to be better with this time last year. That’s not to say my other intentions fell to the wayside, but those two, I definitely excelled at.

During the warmer months of 2020, we spent a ton of time outside & I wore some summer dresses that momentarily made me forget about the chaos happening around us.

We spoke out against injustices in the world and made a plan to continue to do so.

I embraced new habits that made me forget what life was like without them.
Like my daily gratitude journal.

And incorporating Equilibria into my daily routine (game changer!)

I tried to replicate my mom’s coffee (hers is always the best!)

And tried a few new recipes that will live in my repertoire forever…
Like Creamy Chickpea Pasta with Spinach & Rosemary

and Buttermilk-Brown Sugar Waffles

and Crispy Rice & Sashimi Tuna Bites

I learned to work from home…
(photo from March 2020)

and even started putting out a weekly affirmation on my instagram highlights
(honestly, one of the things I look forward to most every week)

There were other joys along the way. Working remotely meant I could spend more time at home in Ohio with my family. It also made me (and I think many of us) reevaluate what’s important in life.

I am so grateful to all of you who click the link in my bio, message me on instagram and occasionally enter into the B&B universe. I find the internet can be a pretty vile place but so often, it’s been a ray of hope, support and connection. I don’t live under the assumption that the world will drastically change on January 1, 2021 but I have hope that we’ll enter the new year being a little bit kinder, live with appreciation and if 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we can do hard things.

Onto the next one…


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