As of today there are officially six weeks left of 2020. SIX weeks! I have been using these last couple of weeks to visually align myself for the next year. I don’t know why but I had felt an incredible shift in energy and I’m more motivated than ever to take control of my future and better prepare myself. I’ll admit.. 2020 was a pretty bad year but it wasn’t the worst year ever. There were a lot of terrible things that happened but majority of it was beyond our control and although it was a dramatic ride. I think we’ve managed it the best we could with the information that we had.
It is just so crazy to think abut how p e r f e c t I thought 2020 was going to be. The perfect year for everything to fall into place. It was such a perfect number to me. It was so even and great. There was so much I had in store for this year and I was so busy preparing for it. Busy. I was always so busy. This year may have had a lot of difficulties and we’ve overcome most of them but it allowed me time. Time for my daughter, time to reconsider my career, time to think about what is most important about my life and that’s more than I could ever ask for. Yes it was a year on uncertainty and yes we are still very uncertain. We have had things and opportunities striped away from us but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t more out there that we can accomplish and reach for. As it has been said a hundred times, this was a year of change. Change is inevitable but that doesn’t make going through it any easier.
“Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” John Maxwell.
The way that I cope with change or difficult times is I often think of going through life in phases. I hate using this word now because of the pandemic but it is the best way I feel like I can accurately describe it. By comparing it to phases I feel like it gives me hope that it’s not going to be like this forever. The transition phases are always the worst. It’s even worst when you don’t know what you’re transitioning into or you’re simply not even planning to transition at all. Take starting a career for example. When I graduated with my associates degree and started my career as a surgical technologist. I expected a transition but I wasn’t as prepared as I originally thought but it was a transition I was expecting. I knew it was going to be different and challenging. This year no one anticipated the change, no one knew it was coming or how to prepare for it. This is the first time in a long time that anyone ever had to worry or think about a global pandemic and while this year seems especially hard, there are silver linings. Out of coronavirus comes creativity. Out of quarantine comes bonus time with family. Out of activism comes changes for the better. This isn’t only a year of change. This is a year of growth.
I have read several articles about all of the positive things that happened in 2020 some of them having 100+ listings so although there are plenty of bad you can always look on the bright-side of things. What are some positive things that 2020 has brought you? Let me know in the comments!