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Written By: Leah Morris

" Life is only a reflection of what we allow ourselves to see” ~Unknown

At the end a year, I take the time to pause, look back, and reflect.

Reflecting on the year 2020, what a year.

A year of decisions. A year of worry. A year of discomfort. A year of uncertainty. A year of masking up and lathering our hands in sanitizer after every contact. A year of quarantine and cancelled plans. A year of racial injustice. A year of civil unrest. A year of staying at home. A year of isolation and cancelled plans. A year of practicing a million (zillion) mindful minutes. A year of feeling alone. A year of feeling squashed together. A year of reworking routines. A year of stepping into new roles…becoming teachers, babysitters, personal chefs, and master zoomers. A year of learning. A year of stretching… our bandwidth, patience, and the possible.

Yes, 2020 was quite the year but DARN it, we did it. Through the mess of 2020 I was reminded of some beautiful things and my eyes opened to new possibilities. Some of those beautiful things and ideas of a new possible had been hidden by numbness, clutter, busy, and the normality of years past.

In a nutshell, I am so grateful for all the wonderful things that 2020 has brought to me personally and to Mindfully Minimized as a business! I am able to continue to do what I love and serve so many during such a worrisome and strange time in the world. Being able to continue to work hard and doing what I enjoy has helped me navigate through this pandemic.

I have the greatest clients in the world and when I reflect on all the people I have worked with in 2020, I can’t help but notice just how fortunate I am to have so many people, families, and businesses invite me into their lives.

To all my clients, whom I have helped with organizing your home, supporting your moves/transitions, or designing your closets, I just wanted to again say thank you. You have trusted me with your spaces and so much more in 2020 and I am forever thankful.

For those of you that we haven’t worked with in 2020 but are avid readers of the blog, engage with me on Instagram or facebook or just write me emails, I also wanted to express my sincere gratitude to you. 2020 more than any year before it has shown me the power of connection through the technology (even though I have a love hate relationship with it).

So to rap it up. I wanted to thank you all for helping define 2020. Through all the changes, challenges, and difficulty we have persevered. I hope some of what I uncovered and learned this year will going forward with me. There are real takeaways about what is TRULY important.

Here’s to moving forward hope and renewed spirits and ensure we bring what we learned with us.

With Gratitude & Grace,

Leah Morris

2020 Takeaways

  • You can choice your lens of how you view the world. I choose love.

  • Relationships, like your car need to be taken care of with regular scheduled maintain.

  • Family time is pretty darn special & sweet.

  • There is great speed in unity.

  • When you air your vision you can go faster.

  • Pauses are needed.

  • Transitions impact people differently - lead with gentleness.

  • You don’t have to carry the weight of the world alone.

  • You don’t always have to know “why” for a plan to have purpose.

  • Being merciful isn't always easy.

  • Being outside with nature is awesome.

  • Puppy snuggles do help a lot of things.

Founder & Chief Organizer @Mindfully Minimized

Mindfully Minimized is a holistic organizational solution company committed to helping people clear the clutter from their lives. Based in Minneapolis, Mindfully Minimized was founded by owner and chief organizer Leah Morris who works alongside her clients to help them with their challenging spaces to create a beautifully organized home focused around their intention. Leah is a professional organizer, decluttering expert, speaker & coach. She is committed to helping people declutter their lives to focus on what they love. With her passion for providing solutions to problems and serving others she is able to transform spaces to be more clam, purposeful, sustainable, and joyously livable. Check out her website or you can also follow her on Instagram or on facebook.


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