Auld Lang Syne (Times Gone By)

Coral Gables Counseling Center - Thursday, December 31, 2020
By Emy Fernandez, MBA, Life Coach

I love submitting our last blog of the year.
If I have not yet done so, it forces me to stop and reflect.

Before I can move forward to the New Year, I have to stop and reflect on the old one.  

In years gone by, I’ve been able to begin disconnecting a couple of weeks before the end of the year.

I would begin disconnecting by following tips from coaches (including my own advice)

  • scheduling clients in the New Year,
  • closing my financial books,
  • planning my marketing for the following year,
  • buying my new calendar,
  • increasing self-care,
  • increasing family time,
  • increasing self-contemplation.

I sit in my liminal space – refocusing, reevaluating, readjusting…

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But, as with everything else in 2020, this year has been different. There’s been a lot of activity, not only within me and my business but also worldwide.

  • the world has been rushing to get a vaccine out,
  • the world has been rushing to get gifts delivered for the holidays,
  • the world has been rushing to move on to 2021,
  • I continue serving my clients through the last day of the year,
  • I continue meeting with partners to collaborate on new business,
  • I continue wanting to socialize in a social distancing world.

I have energy still waiting to be released in 2020 that wasn’t released fully. I’m not ready for 2021. I find myself struggling with the energy I feel and my need for time and space.

I shared this with Mio Santana of Divine Journey. She gave me beautiful and powerful advice I’d like to share and leave with all of you (and I’m paraphrasing, she said it much more beautifully).

  • She advised me not to fight the energy.
  • She advised I let the energy of family and business flow.
  • She said some of us will feel the energy for outwardness and others to stay within.
  • She said, follow where you’re at.

Regardless of how you’re ending 2020, don’t fight the energy you’re heading with into 2021. Whether it’s the energy for outwardness or to stay within, you’ll know when you need to shift.

I’m ready to say goodbye to my good and my bad of 2020.

I’m ready to embrace my good and my bad that may come in 2021.

Are you?  If so, how.  If not, why not.

Happy New Year from all of us at Coral Gables Counseling Center!


To everything, there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven…”
Ecclesiastes 3
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