It has been a year full of laughter, sorrow, change, hope, pain and so much more. We are grateful we are in this work together alongside such a wonderful staff and partners inside and outside of the Augsburg community. We asked our CCV staff to reflect on this last year asking what key insights are you carrying with you into 2023 and what are you leaving behind.
Oh so many insights. One particularly is that boundaries help ground me and show people where I stand. They are actually a gift rather than a limitation.
Unrealistic expectations of people, relationships, communities.
This year I tried some new things, from sports to needle crafts. I learned that it’s important to keep practicing being a novice and it’s perfectly fine to be bad at things.
I am leaving behind the pressure of “should” and instead continuing to cultivate practices of patience and grace for myself.
Boundaries, boundaries, boundaries. This year has been a year of returning back to my roots and what grounds me. What has allowed me to show up more fully and embodied has been setting and keeping boundaries.
I am leaving behind the pressure to say yes to more. If it isn’t a hell yes, then it’s a no for me right now.