The past 300 days were a lot and honestly, to be present in this world after everything that happened is a gift in itself because, despite all odds, we made it this far 🥺.
I want to say thank you. Thank you for sticking with this blog, thank you for clicking on my links, dropping your thoughts, and sharing my work even when you didn’t have to. You encourage me to do this thing I love doing and it means so much to me. Thank you for being a part of my year.
When I started writing this, I didn’t know the direction this post will go but all I could feel was how grateful I was and I legit struggled with words to express how I was feeling so I decided to just flow with it because why not?
There’s no need to recount the things that happened this year because, for some, it was more of losses than gains. I won in some areas but I lost too and there’s no way I’ll ever forget this year because this has been the most trying year for me emotionally, spiritually and even physically but despite everything, I am grateful.
2020 taught me a lot but one major thing I learned this year is that life can play you anytime. Do you think you have it figured out? You’re wrong. If you don’t believe in God and yourself, there’s every possibility that things can come crashing down. If you’re not intentional about what you do and why you’re doing it, you might just end up losing your way.
Life can play you anytime.
In all honesty, nothing is guaranteed. What if you lose a job or the love of your life says he/she doesn’t want to be with you anymore or someone dies? I mean, nobody plans for any of these circumstances and this year didn’t prepare us for any of these but you see, they happened and we’ve been dealing with them in one way or another and while it’s okay to feel bad for some time, how long is enough? What do we do to move on especially as 2021 is coming?
Don’t get me wrong. I know that entering a new year doesn’t automatically take the pain of these past 365 days away but learning what I’ve learned this year, I’ve realized that we need to make sure our lives have meaning at all times. Do not put off making yourself happy and do not forget to live for yourself instead of living for others. Yes, you’re allowed to be selfish sometimes because you matter. Be kind, selfless, and be many shades of positive because we don’t know what tomorrow may bring.
One other thing… In a world such as this, there’s no need for you to downplay other people’s happiness and excitement. Allow other people to breathe and do not make them feel guilty for being happy. Do not be a sadist for no reason. How long should people wallow in pain, please? It would do a lot of good if you quit making people feel terrible and you quit reminding them of their pain and problems especially if you have no solution. Just let love lead because it is hard enough as it is.
I’ve chosen to start 2021 with hope and I’ve decided to take one day at a time. It may not be easy but I’m determined to drown my pessimism in my optimism. I’m going to fight for those I love and the things I believe in. I don’t want to be scared anymore. I’m going to make this next year work for me by God’s grace and I hope it will be better, I hope it gets better.
Thank you again for all you do. See you next year.
How are you doing?
Describe 2020 in one word
Let’s take a minute to hail Mr & Mrs. Scissors that have started cutting people off 😏
What are your plans for 2021?
Happy New Year in advance.
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