The New Year is always a time of hope – hope for new beginnings, hope for a year of endless possibilities, and hope that the future will be brighter than the past. But, starting anew also means that you’re leaving some things behind. Whether that’s a relationship that no longer serves you or a job that you’ve simply outgrown, starting over can be both wildly exciting and immensely terrifying. To help you tame your fears as you move into 2022, we’ve created a playlist that helps you step into this new year with a renewed sense of self, confidence, and an abundance of love for all that we, as black women, bring to the table this year and every year.
AmPopsy…It’s that time again!! You know what it is…it comes every year like clockwork- Happy New Year!! And much like preparing your annual tax return, it is a time for an endless supply of hope that you will receive a kind of windfall in life, quietly fearing the truth will be quite the opposite. But alas, it’s only the first week, so let’s stay hopeful and ambitious, folks!
Ten months, six days, five hours and some change into this quarantine thing, most of us are experiencing a SERIOUS case of WFH fatigue and burn-out. As the pandemic continues to rage in full force, staying at home has become a way of life for those of us who have the privilege of being able to work from home. And while immensely grateful for that privilege, feeling
trapped stuck at home comes with its own share of hardships. Namely? Like feeling stuck in the worst version ever of Ground Hog Day.
This week has been, well, a LOT. After all, just this Wednesday, we witnessed an attempted coup on the US government by domestic terrorists, the first major attack on the Capitol since 1814. Let that sink in. So, if you need a break from the news right now, we totally understand.
So, take a look at a few of the things that are bringing us some much-needed joy and peace this week.
Let us rejoice! 2020 is finally in our rear-view mirror! *Cue the fireworks* We survived a firecracker of a year, and to celebrate that, we’re starting the year off with a specially curated AmPopsy playlist that speaks to our resilience and our will to keep moving forward despite the many obstacles we face.
The full playlist with bonus tracks is also available here on Spotify for your listening pleasure.
How much time do you allow yourself to simply be still??
Learning to be still requires a willingness to be intentional in making time to be still. And while it might seem impossible or even unrealistic to seek out a moment of peace given the daily grind of Zoom meetings, meeting family obligations, and managing life amid a seemingly unceasing pandemic, doing so is not only recommended, it’s a necessary component of taking care of ourselves.