“For me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end.” ― Michelle Obama, Becoming

I generally find uncertainty a bit unsettling. The wideness of the unknown makes me uncomfortable, even if the outcomes aren’t necessarily bad.

But I am beginning to understand that everything in life is slowly revealing itself, like a flower slowly unfolding. 

I am learning to see beauty in the blossom, to appreciate the magic within the mystery. 

We are, in the words of Michelle Obama, constantly becoming. 

As I set my intention for 2021, I realize there will be much that happens beyond my control, so I am also reminding myself to be patient, curious, and welcoming of what the year has in store for me.

Whatever the year ahead brings, I hope it unfolds beautifully and gracefully for you.

Happy New Year,

Dave Radparvar
Co-Founder, Holstee & Reflection.app

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