2020 was quite a year, and I learned a lot. These lessons may be relevant to you, or they may not, and they vary from personal to ministry-related.
Here are 20 lessons I learned from 2020:
- “Creativity begins at the moment we don’t know what we are doing.” – Simon Sinek
- Motherhood is simultaneously the most beautiful and most exhausting thing in the world.
- We all need each other.
- My worldview is smaller than I believed, and I still have more to learn.
- Listening to audiobooks still counts as reading.
- A little bit of sunshine and fresh air goes a long way.
- Learning doesn’t have to be formal.
- Change isn’t a bad thing.
- Playing is just as important as working.
- There is good to be found in every situation because God can be found in every situation.
- Good lighting makes a big difference.
- Dreaming is not the same as goal-setting, and we need to do both. (Shout out to my life and ministry coach, Joy Canupp for this one!)
- God has led you to your position for such a time as this, and He will continue to be faithful through it.
- “Time together is not the same as quality time together.” Jim Sheils
- Eating a lollipop while working helps me focus.
- Never plan in pen.
- Simple doesn’t have to mean shallow.
- Enjoy those cookies (and pies and cakes). Just eat more vegetables too.
- Growth takes time, but there is beauty in the building.
- I have to extend the same grace to myself that I extend to others.
These are my lessons, and you may or may not agree with all of them. That’s OK. But what about you? What did you learn in 2020?