Ode to 2019

ODE TO 2019


At the end of every year we look back on what we’ve done

In preparation for new beginnings, new visions and the year to come

Some memories we bring forward, the best of what occurred

Some we should let go so repetition is not observed

Overall take the year ahead one day at a time

Live in the present and in the divine

Seek to say “I love you” each and every day

Not only to others but to yourself in every way

Create confidence through the small steps of achievements

Each success attained, a self-accomplishment

Face your fears and change your mindset

You are greater than what you regret

Remember change is the only constant

Trying to be perfect is exhausting and imprudent

Knowledge is not wisdom, seek experience and clarity

Find your own narrative, make your own pedigree

Be deliberate and consistent in your actions

A visionary not a dreamer, filled with emotions not emoticons

In order to move forward acknowledge where you’ve been

The good the bad and the ugly created the amazing reflection you see

Age is about attitude be as young as you desire

Wisdom is about evolving and keeping the inner fire


Remember – you are so much stronger than you think you are

So as the clock turns into 2019, may you find your life’s repertoire.

©2019 Karen R Levin

Contentment Is Not Resignation

Contentment is not resignation

Contentment with where you are doesn’t mean you are resigned to your life the way that it is.

Let me explain.

We all have desires to do better & be better. Dreams and wishes, whether for our own successful business or career, great relationships or friendships.  We all strive each day to accomplish something that improves our lives and be successful.  Hopefully, something that people will remember you by.

Are you happy with what you have?  Are you content at the place you are on this journey?

The only way to move forward is to acknowledge and appreciate where you are now.  Contentment is not being reconciled with your environment, or submissive to further action.

It is about recognition of what you have achieved, gratified at the challenges you have overcome, comfortable with the skin you are in and at ease where you are going.

Carrying frustration, resentment or regret only stops you from moving forward.  It creates fears that you will repeat mistakes as opposed to learning from them and realising how much stronger, wiser and knowledgeable you are.

Being content is preparing your armour. It’s your protective shield to prepare you for the next step, meet the next challenge and reinforcing your passion to give you purpose.

So, if you are feeling restless, stop and take a breath.  Realise that where you are, is where you are meant to be in preparation for the journey you are on in this life.  Find contentment in yourself so that you can discover the treasures that lay ahead.