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2020! – Positive Reflection Of The Week

2020 The Year To Remember – Written by Alia Datoo

What 2020 taught me:

As the year draws to a close, it’s almost unbelievable that we made it this far. What a year 2020 has been! This year has taught us many lessons and given us many wakeup calls. It’s almost as though 2020 deliberately came with a reset button and had us all rethinking and restarting our lives again.

For me, 2020 has been an amazing year. If there was a year where I experienced everything there possibly was to experience in life, strangely it was 2020. From break-ups to make-ups, from a PhD to Co-authoring a Book to becoming a Brand Ambassador, 2020 in spite of all its calamities, brought me a lot of personal growth and opportunities.

But that’s not to say that 2020 did not come with its fair share of strife. Growth does not just happen overnight, nor is it a simple process. There are a lot of blood, sweat and tears that go into getting out everything alive and inching closer towards the person you are actually meant to be.

A lot of belief systems were dismantled, shocking discoveries were made. There were several disappointments along the way and I did end up losing a fair share of people who once mattered to me.

However, with everything that was going on, I was definitely forced to get out of my comfort zone and embrace, like everyone else, “my new normal”. And this meant adapting to the situation at hand and learning to ride the waves.

From facing my shadows to working towards emotional freedom and trying to re-invent myself. 2020 has taught me a lot. But out of everything, it taught me this the most: that at the end of everything, all you have is yourself. To put it better in Joe Dispenza’s words: “To be empowered, to be free, to be unlimited, to be creative, to be genius, to be divine – that is who you are – once you feel this way, memorise this feeling, remember this feeling. This is who you really are”.

I pray that in spite of everything you may have gone through in 2020, you are able to look beyond the loss, the mistakes, the grief and the pain, and search for the Silver Lining. And most of all, I pray that you acknowledge the fact that 2020 changed you in some way or another. That the person clocking 31st Dec 2020 is not the same who entered 1 Jan 2020.


2020Alia Datoo, Transformational Holistic Energy Coach
Founder, Women who Hike – Africa Ltd

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