The Longest Year

2020 is many things to many people. To me, it is the longest year that ever passed so quickly. Everything seems to have happened so fast and yet I’ve felt as if I’ve been in my house forever!

But really, we started off the year with Qassem Soleimani’s (Iranian general) death them jumped back into trade war issues with China before the trickle of news about a mysterious coronavirus started. And from there we were all over the place. The stock market dropped so quickly and So deeply before rebounding equally as fast. Cases of what we now call Covid 19 multiplied exponentially around the world.

We’ve had world health crisis, political issues, economic issues and social issues. Some of us have lost our jobs or friends and family we love. Others of us have found ourselves during the pandemic. Either way, we won’t be forgetting 2020 and everything it brought any time soon.

Now as we look forward, 2021 is a hard year to imagine. We don’t know when enough people will be vaccinated. We don’t know if these vaccines have long term side effects. We don’t know when we will travel again or see our family openly. We don’t know the day we will walk around mask free. There is so much more we don’t know and for that reason it is hard to imagine what this future looks like. That being said, we can only plan and aim for what we know or can influence—and this is okay because whatever the future, we must start somewhere.

Happy writing this week and cheers to a great 2021!

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