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🌟 Letter #42 from a Learn-it-all 🌟

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My 2020 Annual Review

Hello fellow learn-it-all,

Greetings from Chicago!

Let's keep up this marvelous attitude of having January fever to set this year up for success. I am beyond excited to share with you all my 2020 review where I reflected on much of life was not anticipated.

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Now, let’s dive into letter 42 from a learn-it-all. Enjoy!

πŸ–Š Writing

In pockets of time on and of this past week, I dipped into a reflective state. One where I looked back and then grounded myself and look forward to where I want to go. I have completed the first version of my annual review. There might be more edits to this as I don’t see it being set and stone. While writing this, it resurfaced many ideas, planted many seeds and opened my eyes to exciting possibilities for the future. Warning it turned a pretty long piece with 5,000 words. You can check it out below:

Some highlights from it are:

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πŸ€” Reflecting

To be completely honest with you all, I didn’t consume much novelty this past week. I spent my time going deep into reading old journals and reviewing notes. The top ten questions that I have been thinking about to review my year were:

πŸ”Ž Word to define

Intentional: Done on purpose or by design; deliberate; intended; designed; not accidental.

Let's make 2021 a year where we live intentionally. This means to me to know why I am motivated to do something and sticking with it even when the going might get tough.

🌟 Quote to inspire

β€œAttitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” - Winston Churchill

πŸ’­ Question to ponder

What lessons did you learn last year that you are taking with you this year?

πŸ™ Shoutouts

My cousin Christa Abar turned 19 yesterday! My relationship with her is so rewarding as I see life through a different generation of GenZ when I ask her questions.

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Never stop learning 😁

Until next week,


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