What 2020 has Taught Me

my first day out after fighting Covid for the previous 2 months

Ever thought we would be here?

Last year I sold my previous blog and thought I would move on to other things. One of the things I have learned this year is that we need more common sense conversations especially when it comes to our health and money. So here is to a shiny new site with my name on it.

Why should you visit and read more posts here on this blog. I want to bring HOPE.

Health Matters

One of the greatest lessons this year gave me was to prioritize my own health. After being sick and in bed for two months of this year, I knew I was past the need to taking care of myself first.

You simply have to learn to take care of your own health. I know for me this is becoming a game-changer. Being sick for so long I sought medical advice and also looked for natural solutions as I attempted to minimize the toxic load in my life.

I am learning the eat healthier, supplement better, exercise more, and hydrate. It is all about taking care of the temple each of us is given.

Opportunity Matters

As I watched the Black Lives Matter protests happen, I began to read more, learn more, and learned to listen. I have learned throughout life, not all are given or blessed with the same opportunities for a variety of reasons. Race is one of them. Black lives do matter as do the rights of our Indigenous peoples.

As we have these conversations around race, let us look at all the ways we judge one another.

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another, as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

John 13:34

As I read this year, this verse came to mind constantly. How really love one another if we are not giving opportunities to each other.

Personal Finance Literacy Matters

So many families were hard hit by this pandemic this year. If you have not experienced a health issue, I would say this pandemic has had a financial impact on millions of Canadian homes and families. Many families live paycheque to paycheque. So how can we recover and thrive? What are some tips we could use right now?

  • Stop spending on the non essentials. Check your automatic payments for things you can get rid of.
  • If you don’t already have a budget, get one now.
  • If you are working right now, build your emergency fund.
  • Be proactive. Have the conversations you need to have.

Education Matters

Ever feel like you are falling behind? I certainly have so one of the things I did over the last year was to learn some new skills. You can always learn something new no matter your age.

Over the last year, I gained a couple of certificates that look good on the resume, and when it came to my mindset I attended conferences and participated in several challenges. There is much you can do learn something new.

By having common sense conversations on the topics that matter, we have hope. Hope is what is driving this new blog and I want to bring hope and happiness into your home.