At the end of every year, I like to remember what I learned in the year that passed. 2019 was a difficult year for me, for reasons I’ve shared and some that I didn’t.
I learned I’m stronger than I think I am. I’ll just leave it there.
I’m a sugar addict. If it’s sweet and in my house, I won’t stop eating till it’s done. Especially chocolate. It’s embarrassing but true. So in 2020, if you bring dessert to my house, you’re going home with it.
I need to take better care of myself. Not just eating better and exercising, I need to learn to listen to my body and sleep when I’m tired and slow down when I’m anxious. Take more breaks and read more books. Enjoy myself more often and have more fun. Why is this so difficult to do? Does anyone else have a hard time with this?
My customers rock and I am so grateful for them. Alegna Soap® raised a little under $1500 this year for the St Martin of Tour food pantry. And that’s because my customers bought almost 300 bars of Soap for Soup. The volunteers at the pantry asked me to say thank you to everyone, and I do with every bar purchased. But consider yourself thanked again.
I learned I love making soap. Still. After 20 years, I still love making soap. It just never gets old. The chemistry, the texture, the scents, it’s like magic to me.
What have you learned in 2019? Take a few minutes and think about the past year. The good and the bad. Share in the comments below. I’d really love to know that I’m not the only one having a hard time taking care of myself. Or that you have a sugar addiction too. What are you grateful for?
Yours in Gratitude,