Was 2020 really unprecedented? Well…it was a different year for me.
Let me break it down for you in months. (beware of a long post)
January – I was still deciding if I want to go to another psychiatrist to address my depression and anxiety. I was on the mindset that why would another doctor help??? How can another doctor help? It was just after the holidays and I wanted to just hide away in my blanket and sleep.
In late January, decided to go to a psychotherapist with my parents in-tow. The 2-hour drive was the longest drive I have ever experienced in my life as I was super anxious the whole time.
February – I was on meds. But on good meds. I was slowly able to open social media (mainly Facebook) and check my emails but haven’t replied to anyone yet. I was going to my psychotherapist once every 2 weeks.
March – Covid19 news broke in PH but this was also the month I decided that I can go back to working online. I asked for help from my family (financial and moral help) and I was off. I rebuild my website from scratch and reached out to previous clients. Apologized profusely for dropping the ball in their business and check if they still want to work with me.
April to May – This was all about being a support to the family and my work. I only have one client at this time and was not taking in new ones because of the pandemic. I was still going to therapy but online.
June, July to August – This was about rebuilding. I took in new clients but was not doing any hardcore marketing. The whole fam and I are more cautious now especially with what has happened around PH and the world. We are all happy that we are all healthy and doing a bit good financially as well. I was also religiously taking my prescribed meds but my doctor said if I was able to function during a pandemic and go out and buy food (since senior citizens are not allowed to roam) I can do anything so we went from 1 session every 2 weeks to 1 session every 2 months.
September – This was the month of uncertainty. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to grow or just continue working with a couple of clients or grow. I decided to grow.
October to November – Got a team (both part-time guys) !!!! Got new clients too. I also made a mentorship program available and formed my own Facebook Group. And still taking meds LOL!!!!!
December – (whew! what a year!) This was my third time to rebuild my business from the ground up and I don’t want to do it the fourth time so I learned to self-check and self-care and to take care of myself more. I was also able to buy gifts for the whole fam vs. last year of my mom just giving me money for gifts. With me still taking my meds, I have realized that I should make peace with my medication if I want to do this work for the long haul.
In conclusion, in 2020, where the world started falling for some, I started rebuilding. And like what my doctor said, if I can do it in a pandemic – I can definitely do more.
PS. Happy Holidays everyone!