I Release 2019 and Receive 2020

Goodbye 2019!!!


Hello Queens! Yes, this is going to be one of those “New Me, New Year” type of post. Bare with me I hope you get something out of it.

I was sitting thinking about 2019, wondering if it was really as bad as I perceive it to be. Or, is it that the last few months of 2019 were filled with so many negative events I can’t see any positivity.  And I have to tell it took me a while to read back through my journal and determine that

“I freaking HATE 2019”!

You see, in 2019, three very big things happened to me that otherwise rocked the foundation of my world.

  1. My business hit a very slow patch, and I was in a bit of a funk. I was enjoying all the time I was getting to spend with my daughters. But, my finances were starting to take a hit. I had to make the hardest decision and go back to work until I could regrow my business.
  2. Our family cat passes. And I had to figure out how to console my children. I’m more of a rational person; I teach people how to feel through their feelings so they can make a sound decision. But emotions… I’m not a fan of them.
  3. My partner and grandmother were both hospitalized at the same time. My wife had to go into surgery, she’s doing just fine, but my grandmother went into the ground, she passed of cancer.

This Christmas was tough because, at a time where we were supposed to gather, everyone was not present. It was hard to be strong for my mother; it was weird to see our Christmas tree make through the holiday without losing water, pine needles, or ornaments. And my children still haven’t made it back from their dad’s house.

So, I’d like to reiterate, “I freaking HATE 2019”!

Needless to say, I had a lot of releasing to do for the year. And I had to go back and consider what lessons I needed to learn about the heartbreak that fell upon me.

  1. For my business to continue to be, I have to stay consistent and push harder through the slow time.
  2. I have the right calling. If I can teach children to identify and get through their feelings and back to make a “sound” decision, I can sure as hell continue to help women do the same thing.
  3. I am stronger than I give myself credit for… But I miss my grandma.

So what does any of this have to do with you? Great question!

During this New Year celebration, while you were thinking about goals/resolutions/focus words, did you stop to consider your growth, blessings, and lessons? Have you taken the time to release everything that didn’t serve you last year and prepare yourself to receive all the blessings and abundance that is due to you this year?

If the answer is no, then have I got the perfect thing for you! It’s simple, cathartic and you can do it as often as you want.

Write a letter to the Universe, more specifically to 2019, and release all the negative that came with it and accept all of the positive it brought you. Then in the same letter, greet 2020 and, in the presentence, accept everything it is bringing to you.

When you’re done with the letter fold it up and address it:

{enter what you are releasing} I release you and {enter whatever you are greeting} I receive you. And then, on walking out of 2019 ablazethe new moon, take your letter to your favorite place in nature and safely set it on fire.

Get ready to set 2019 on fire and walk through 2020 ablaze!



If you’ready to start your journey check out 3 Steps to take before you take your journey.

Amber Tobias-Harris

Intuitive Accountability Coach & Empowerment Expert

Amber is an author, women's advocate, empowerment expert and life coach. She specializes in accountability and self-defense. She helps you build your self-worth + confidence one choice at a time. And you have an open invitation to invest in yourself because you're worth it.

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