January, February, Quarantine, December – Boom 2021 is HERE!

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Feeling exhausted?

Feeling exhausted?  Well, no wonder after the year we all had in 2020.  For some harder than for others, but NOBODY had an easy year!

And now we have two choices:

  1. sit here and grumble about the bad or
  2. focus on the good and beautiful that was and will be.

I choose the latter!  Not because I am so much of an optimist as that I know and understand that wailing all day will impact my health and mood negatively and does not change a thing!  However, planting seeds of beauty all day long will impact my health and mood in a positive manner.

During 2020 I have learnt to turn the news off.  To leave the newspaper in the shop and to block the misleading fear-creating social media posts.

I have surrounded myself with social media post that was packed with great ideas to make the difficult days beautiful and fruitful. I’ve zoomed with like-minded people.  I’ve used my time to learn new skills and gained more knowledge about NeuroDiversity and Twice exceptional (2e) via online classes and summits.  
ladybug, beetle, coccinellidae

But most of all, I have appreciated each moment I have with my husband, son and two dogs.   In the midst of the hardest period of the 2020 lockdown, we were in a tiny home with a tiny spot of green.   Daily we would go stand there and just breathe the fresh air, look up to the sky and enjoy the blue and puffy white clouds passing by.   During stage 3 we were blessed to be able to move to a bigger home with a beautiful old garden with loads of different kinds of wild birds to watch.   So much to be thankful for.

flowers, roses, petals


A thankful heart 
is a happy heart;
a happy heart
is a healthy heart!

flowers, petals, buds

Every year I stand by the graveside of a friend/family member, sometimes even up to three a year. So it is kinda a normal part of life.  But this year, I lost 17 people dear to me.  Only one had died because of the 2020 virus.  It is hard to process the loss and to remain smiling. I cry. I write poems and create digital images to express my sadness. I let it go. I choose to smile with the tears flowing.  Cause the tears must roll to clean my soul and the smile must keep my heart pumping for the sake of my husband, son and two k9-kids.   

2020 done!

What 2021 holds;
I don’t know!
I simply know
WHO holds the
outcomes and
that through Him
I can do all things; as
He provides me with the
strength to do so

dog, puppy, canine

Trust God for He loves you!

For 2021 I plan not to apologise for the state of my home or for who I am. 

I plan to be present and to appreciate the presence of my loved ones and friends within each moment graciously given to me.

Just BE. Be in all your beauty –
NeuroTypical or NeuroDiverse.

Keep in mind that life’s most beautiful serendipities comes to form rugged filled journeys.

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2 thoughts on “January, February, Quarantine, December – Boom 2021 is HERE!”

  1. Well spoken, Truta. My daughter has a 4 year old son who is autistic. She is divorced, so of necessity she needs to work, so my wife Shelagh looks after the lad. He keeps her busy, but we love him. He has a sweet spirit. His name is Durban, which is where his mom was born.
    Best regards, Sheridan Jakins.

    1. I am sure Durban is a bundle of joy and energy – enjoy every moment with him and know in the challenging moments that there always will be a rainbow after each storm.


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