Typically, just around the end of the year my friend E and I would catch up. Every year since we became friends, she would ask me what my word and intention would be for the year to come would be.
Obviously due to our continued quarantine/lockdown situation in Manila, we didn’t get to see each other, but I still took pause to think about what my 2021 word would be.
It’s taken some time, but I’ve landed on Rebirth. I think that’s what the new year ushers in for me, as I emerge from this one filled with a lot of inner work, both personally and professionally. I feel like everything I had, knew and held on to was stripped away, and I was forced in to cocoon to mend and heal. And perhaps to nourish myself while holding the bits that were left with tenderness. And just like a phoenix rising up from the ashes, I feel like it’s a time or rebirth.
I am grateful today for what was left behind, and what is to come, and the world of possibility ahead. I am grateful to know, too, that in this rebirthing process I have an abundance of resources and a wealth of support within and around me to make it through.