“My New Year’s Revelations”

The definition of a revelation is “a surprising and previously unknown fact, especially one that is made known in a dramatic way.”

I write about the “New Year’s Revelations” every year and as 2020 is about to end I’m thinking of all that I’ve been through and all that I’ve learned. I’d like to share that with you.

My year began with the launch of my book, “Each Breath Along The Journey,” which brought some amazing opportunities for me: a chance to teach a writer’s workshop in Italy, to write for a local magazine and conduct a weekly workshop. The pandemic hit and every chance I had was suddenly gone. 

The pandemic kept me confined to the house and my daily routine was disrupted with everyone else home. I began cooking AND eating three meals a day, and not all the healthiest of choices. 

I found myself going back to a job I had left six years ago to work full-time. Suddenly I was out and everyone else was home. 

My five year relationship was falling apart and by July it had all changed.

I moved from the house I had been in for 10 years to a 9 month winter rental near the beach.

We’ve all gone through some tough times this year but as I always say “change is a chance to grow.” Some of those changes may be difficult but I always believe everything happens for a reason.

My revelations of 2020 are:

“Resilience.”Disappointment happens and things don’t always go as planned but those disappointments are a chance to do something else with what you’ve got. Sometimes those disappointments turn into your greatest comeback!

 “Gratitude.” I learned to embrace the time that the pandemic had forced me to have home with those closest to me. It slowed me down and gave me a greater appreciation for my life and all the things I had taken for granted. 

“Health.” Three meals a day equals weight gain so I decided to change all that by joining a program that not only helped me to lose the weight and inches, it’s helped me to sleep better and have more energy. My  mind is clear and more focused than ever. 

“Blessing.” The job proved to be a good thing for me both mentally and financially.

“Forgiveness.” We were both feeling hurt from all that had happened in our relationship and it forced us to take a good look at ourselves and each other.  It’s one day at a time and we continue to work at it.

“Healing.” The move to the beach house proved to be the best place I could have landed at that time in my life. I needed to heal and find my balance again.

And that’s how I’m letting go and saying good-bye to 2020, with my revelations of “resilience, gratitude, blessings, forgiveness and healing.” It’s a good start for 2021 and I’ll be taking those revelations and more into the new year with me.

Happy New Year, my loves.

Wishing you love and light,

~Anne Dennish~

“My Life At The Beach House”

It’s been a hectic few days of packing up one house, unpacking into another and working full-time, but it’s getting done. I’m beginning to settle into the “beach house” and can already feel the stress and anxiety fading away. I’m finding my balance and am getting back to my writing. Currently there is no internet or television at the house and I have to say, I don’t miss it. I can hear my thoughts, the sounds of the neighborhood and of course, I can hear the ocean! It’s beautiful. It’s quiet, peaceful and serene and it’s exactly what I was looking for.

I remember telling my son, Noah, the type of house I wanted to move into. I said that I knew it was a long shot and a dream, but I was going to think positive and hope that I could find something that would come close. When I first saw this house I thought “That’s it. That’s the house I’ve been dreaming of.” Noah and I went to see it and when we got in the car afterwards he said to me, “You couldn’t have manifested that any better if you had tried!” And he was right because it’s everything I wanted and more.

Life at the beach house is wonderful. I’ve only been there for 3 sleeps but I’m loving it. Last night was a cold and windy night so I opened all the windows to let the ocean air blow through. It was perfect sleeping weather especially when you can hear the sounds of the ocean.

There’s still some work to be done at the old house but we’re getting there. We’re hoping today is the last day of it. At first it was sad for me to see just how much of our belongings, of our lives, that we had thrown out at the curb, but now I see it as letting go and moving forward. It was definitely time for that chapter to close and this new one to begin for all of us.

Life at the beach house is everything I had hoped for and needed in my life right now. It’s my place of peace, serenity and healing and I’m looking forward to this adventure…And I’m looking forward to enjoying “each breath along this journey.”

(Here’s the view from my backdoor.)

Wishing you love and light,

~Anne Dennish~