What a Year.
One of the amazing things about having a blog - is the ability to go back and look at what you wrote or thought about at certain times in your life. It's like a journal for the whole world to see. As 2020 came to a MUCH ANTICIPATED close, I went back to my New Years posts for 2020 with hesitation. I really wasn't sure I even wanted to remember where I was in life and what I was feeling pre-COVID.
Rereading my 2020: A look back and a look forward brought unexpected tears to my eyes. In many ways, 2020 was just what I expected - a time when my vision would be clearer and I could get a clear look at where I am going.
This year has made me stronger. It has made me more secure in my beliefs and less willing to hid behind them in order to not upset people. I see that too much is at stake to try and appease people. I am GRATEFUL for a Biden/Harris win. In honesty, I'm not sure I would be able to continue in this country otherwise. I know that sounds rash and slightly crazy - but watching other countries handle this virus SO much better and watching our country tear each other down has been painful. We are not united. But I will give a new administration the chance to restore us and get us back on the path of human decency.
I have been amazed and inspired by Gus and Lucille through out this whole year. They are excelling at school. Lucille started a new school in a Rapid Learner program and she is loving it - even virtually. They both are reading constantly and don't seemed phased by the events of the year at all.
I'm going to approach 2021 with caution. As I suspect most people are. There is hope. Will we travel internationally in 2021? Who knows. Will we hug people we haven't hugged in over a year? I hope so. But I will do my best to continue to lead with kindness.
Cheers to 2021! I hope it is everything you need it to be.