Be Kind to Yourself

Here we are close to the end of the year, and I don’t know about you, but I’m more than ready to say goodbye to 2020. 

Despite the hardship this year has brought us, I’ve learned some valuable lessons. For example, I’ve learned not to trust myself when making a lot of cookie dough. No matter how much I think I’ll have enough self-control to freeze half of the batch for later use, I quickly learned that’s not true.

I also learned to live more “in the moment.”

2020 has helped us all take a step back and reflect on who and what’s important. I’ve learned to embrace actually living and not being too caught up in social media or to-do lists. All while eating cookies, bread, cakes, and all kinds of desserts. Apparently, part of me “truly living” involves lots of baking and eating. (But also, burning off the calories . . . because balance, right?)

I also learned the importance of freeing up mental clutter, which brings me to the main point of this post. At Writers After Dark, we decided to round up this year spending more time with family. We’re stepping away from all the things that, while “nice,” aren’t necessary. This blog falls into that category.

For now, we say goodbye, and we’re looking forward to a much better 2021. We hope that next year brings the type of positivity and inspiration we all need. We wish you an abundance of health and happiness.

Before I go, however, I want to ask that you please try and be kind to yourself. The most common thing I’ve heard across the board is that many of us have allowed our long list of “unachievable 2020 goals” to bring us down. In turn, we’ve been overly hard on ourselves, and that’s just not fair. 

Anyway, I needed to be reminded of this, so I’m passing it on.

If nothing else, let that be your main goal in the new year: be kind to yourself.

Happy holidays!

Merry Christmas!

Happy New Year 2021!

See you on the other side. 🙂

3 thoughts on “Be Kind to Yourself”

  1. I’m sorry to see this blog put on hold, but I completely understand and support you in it. This year has been such a wild ride of emotions and change plans that if we don’t adapt, and continue to adapt, we’ll always feel like we’re failing in some way.

    I’ve enjoyed your baking from afar (thanks for not sending me any, lol) and know that, as crazy busy as you’ve been, you’ve also made time for the people around you over and over again. That’s heroic in its own way.

    Social media will always be here for us, and allowing real life to take over is never a bad thing. ❤


  2. I couldn’t agree more! Except for a few “Season’s Greetings” posts, I’ve paused my own blog until January to do nothing except gorge on way too many meat and cheese trays–okay, and some fruit–while Zooming with relatives around the country. I might even read a book, or twelve! 😀

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to Writers After Dark, and many thanks for all your helpful and insightful posts! 😉


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