It’s easy to reflect on the past year and think you haven’t accomplished much (especially during a pandemic), but as I am reading my journal from 2021, I can clearly see that I showed up for myself more than I ever have.

I reconnected with my intuition, learned how to show up for myself, and left behind my awful habit of self-abandonment.

I fell more in love with my curvy body. I unapologetically took up more space.

I’m beginning to understand anger — how to feel it and how to walk away when someone else’s anger is unsafe.

I created an environment that felt safe unpack my trauma and work on healing.

I stopped ignoring red flags.

I survived the discomfort of setting and enforcing tough boundaries.

I let go of the idea that people pleasing is more important than authenticity.

I discovered that real love and partnership won’t leave me in tears over and over. I realized that I deserve genuine love that doesn’t break my spirit.

I’ve made some progress making peace with knowing that not everyone will root for me or understand why my marriage ended. And being okay with not sharing my side of the story with everyone.

I’ve learned who my people are. My friendships have saved me this year.

I became comfortable doing less and resting when I need to.

Be well, be kind, keep showing up for yourself.

2 thoughts on “2021

  1. You have really been a rock star in showing up for yourself. It doesn’t come naturally to me either, so I’ve been learning from you and admiring your commitment to that tough work. ‘Untamed’ has been on my bookshelf for a few months…looks like I need to move it to the top of the list. 🙂 Thank you for sharing this part of you with us. It IS making a difference to others. Love you and your kids so much, Cassie. ~Meredith

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  2. Thank you Meredith, I will hold those words close. Untamed changed the trajectory of my life and I’m so grateful. Love to you and your family. ❤️


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