New Years

The end of 2019 and the anew of 2020.

The end of a decade and the start of a new one.

My posts usually revolve around the Apraxia Journey; however, this one I may digress. Understanding that for those reading, your past year was-I'm sure-impacted by Apraxia or perhaps a new diagnosis entirely.

Or perhaps it was a plateau year or one of exponential growth for the diagnosed child. Or even more daunting, it was a change for you- a change in career, a change in finances, or a relationship change.

At the end of this year, and whatever may have happened, you are exactly where you need to be for the coming year.

For myself included, this year was marked with harsh realities and finding the strength to be optimistic.

It was realizing that people have their secrets and truly only share what they want the world to know-in person and on social media.

It's learning that the concept of 'having control,' is an impossible one to uphold. Sure we can make the best decision for us at the time, but there are some variables that we cannot manage.

And it's also the mere fact that change is often unwarranted, yet inevitable.

I also discovered that every single individual has a disability, disorder, or even demons- visible or not- and we each fight sometimes every day to overcome or manage these. And as much as we'd love to eliminate such setbacks, deep down these disorders are what makes us enjoy, appreciate, and motivate us to find happiness.

This year was marked by appreciating what I have accomplished. In One decade I have graduated High School, College, became a paralegal, ran a successful blog, and now serve on the Board of Directors for Apraxia Kids. A decade earlier-this all seemed impossible. Crazy what one whole decade can do. 

But entering this new decade, and without trying to sound cliche, I'm trying to discover how else I can grow. Grow as an advocate, grow as a professional, and as a person.

But perhaps that's what we all are doing-we are all wanting to grow and often unsure how to go about it.

So for 2020, and perhaps in this next decade entirely, my resolution is to just 'do.'