There are many things I’ll miss about 2020 , and thats a bold statement considering this year has been tough. We have been and still are living through a global pandemic. We have seen innocent people of colour die in the hands of those who swore to protect them. We have seen fires in several countries destroying homes and businesses. I mean I could go on and on describing the terrible things that have happened this year. But in amongst the bad stuff there have been some positives, and those are the things I’ll miss the most.
Instead of focusing on the bad stuff, I thought I’d end the year on a high. I want to share the things I’ll miss about 2020 as we go into 2021. And I want you to do the same too. Take some time to really think about the good stuff that has happened to you this year, even if it’s that you simply survived the year.
Before COVID really hit I was blessed enough to be in New York as I entered into my 25th trip around the sun. Each year me, my best friend and my mom all visit New York together. It’s become sort of an annual tradition (although it won’t be in 2021). It even snowed on my birthday this year, and I was in my favourite place. How lucky am I?!
Before I turned 25 I said that my 25th year would be the best one yet, and I guess in some ways it has. Yes we have had so many tragedies this year, but I have learnt so much about myself. I’ve done so much self growth and self reflection. This year really reminded me what’s important.
I’m still fortunate enough to be working from home, which I’m so thankful for. Without all this time at home, I would never have been able to spend this much time with my parents. Family quality time is something I really cherish, as I know when I move out and get older and have a family of my own, it will become less and less.
Not only has family quality time increased, I have been able to spend more time connecting with friends. We have spent hours and hours on FaceTime talking and watching movies together, and I don’t know if that would have been the case if the year didn’t pan out the way it has.
Those are the kind of memories that I want to cling onto when I look back at 2020. And I will miss when life goes back to ‘normal’.
THE YEAR MY BLOG WAS RE-STARTED
One thing I will miss about 2020 is it still being in the year that I decided to re-start my blog. It Sounds very trivial but I really will. Its one of the best decisions I could have made this year and has kept me so busy. Its sort of been my outlet through the good and the bad times of this year, and I didn’t realise how much I needed it. And now I don’t know how I would ever live without it!
I had no idea that my blog would grow like it has or even become what it has. I’m so grateful everyday for the constant love and support my little blog receives.
THE MEMORIES MADE
I know memories stay with us, but I really will miss and cherish the memories that have been made this year. There have been some real pivotal moments in not only my personal life but my blogging journey too. They are the things that I will cling onto when I look back to 2020. It will be more than just the year of the pandemic to me.