2020 End of Year Review

Howdy internet friends,

It’s been a week or so since I’ve posted, I’ll blame it on the Holidays even though I don’t really do much. Anywho, what better way to start off a new trip around the sun than with a reflection on the pervious year.

Thanksgiving I wrote about how grateful I was for 2020. How it has kind of been good for me in a lot of ways. Dare I say one of the best years of my adult life. However, I recognize how hard this year has been for so many and my heart goes out. But dang, y’all…..we lived in and survived such a wild year in history. Gives me chills.

The global pandemic, the political climate in the states, the earth is actually on fire, ALIENS, and so so soooo much more. What a time to be a human on earth.

Regardless, I think we’ve all learned a lot in this past year. Originally I was going to share 20 things things I learned in 2020 that I probably wouldn’t have learned if any other circumstances didn’t arise….however after realizing how long of a list that would be, I decided to add just 5 fun things I learned that hopefully we can all relate to just a bit.

1. I actually enjoy wearing a mask …

I could probably write 20 reasons on why I enjoy wearing a mask, but I won’t bore you with that. Sure, it has pitfalls (mask zits and makeup stains), but…..it forces us to have eye contact with people, nobody knows if you have RBF, and it helps prevent from all kinds of sickness not just COVID. It’s a win in my book.

2. Surrendering

Ok, I’ll admit that sounded cheesy right off the bat. But seriously, I think all of us have had to learn to give up some amount of control and go with the flow of things to some degree. It’s been a reality check that us as humans are not in control of everything, but rather have to adapt with the changing environment that we live in. I think that is kind of rad. Plus, less to worry about if we can’t control it. Rolling with the punches.

3. Nothing really matters

Before you get concerned, I promise I don’t mean this in a depressing way. Going right along with surrendering…. .we have no idea what is going to happen from all of this, so don’t be afraid to take a risk. The typical 9 to 5 or picture perfect life you think you wanted pre-pandemic, probably won’t exist anymore…so surrender and try something new.

4. Time isn’t real

I have been joking about this all year, but I am serious when I say time doesn’t exist in my brain anymore. I think we’ve all kind of learned that time is just made up for profit. Imagine what we could accomplish if we just didn’t think about time, probably more than you think.

5. Technology really is a blessing and human connection is important

I know a lot of older generations like to blame technology for us younger generations poor mental health, but seriously how lucky are we that we could still keep in touch with everyone and keep the world “running” through technology. I spent years deleting and re-downloading social media and wanting to get rid of technology and it took a pandemic for me to finally see the beauty in it. I know everyone is probably like “duh”, but seriously…..I truly think this year highlighted for all of us of how important it is to have consistent contact with other humans and how technology helps us do that.

Overall I know 2020 sucked, but we all can learn something from what this past year has given us.

For me 2020 was transformative. For others it was awful. Regardless, I think it will prepare us or make us grateful for whatever is to come.

Cheers to another trip around the sun, my dudes.

Let’s welcome 2021

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Haley Nicole View All →

Someone once told me to never stop writing, so I’m not.

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