Disclaimer. The writer wears positivity goggles once in a while. The writer is a human-like you with struggles like yours.
Arguably one of the most famous years in history. I’m thinking from a futuristic point of view.
It has been an eventful year. A lot happened in our lives and the world (but you already know that). My 2020 was no exception. It all started in the last quarter of 2019 when I turned 25. Silver jubilee as I like to call it. I was to spend most of it in 2020 so I was pretty much ready for all the active life was going to throw at me (or so I thought).
I’m not going to say how 2020 was the best year or worst year of my life. I will however cut it some slack (some is a huge understatement). Here’s how. Ps, I’m not only talking about my life
Resilience. From having to change my way of life due to Covid-19 restrictions to living in conditions I would otherwise have not permitted myself. This year has exposed my resilience, ability to withstand hardships, bounce back after the crisis, and find joy while at it. Don’t get me wrong, I dwelled in the deep valleys before I got up. Si Brokenness showed me how much money rules the world, how tough and sparing I can be, and taught me the importance of saving those coins and 50 bobs.
Flexibility. Goes hand in hand with resilience. We do loads of planning and have predetermined expectations plus results. The catch is that we don’t really see it all coming. This year, we were able to adjust as a people to the changing times. From social distancing to wearing masks (which I love btw), to working remotely, switching careers, and finding alternative sources of income (you know at least one person who innovated a new business or revenue stream in their life).
Big Decisions. This is personal. This year, I was able to make decisions that altered the direction of my life. Some of which I didn’t anticipate. Others just had to be made (which funny enough didn’t make it that easier to decide). The deal-breaker here was trusting myself and being okay with not knowing the way forward. Flexibility held my hand.
Friendships. This year had us keep off from people we love and relate to (juu ya social distancing and lockdowns). However, I feel that it forced us to make effort to reach out to people we want in our lives. And reaching out we did. The relationships and friendships that really matter to us were exposed, invested in, and grew. Some however did not survive.
It’s not always about failure or success. How do I explain this? Hmmm… We sometimes love measuring our actions. Analyzing them in labs we contort in our minds. Seeking findings of either success or failure, win or loss. Well, I have realized that these two are not sufficient metrics. Some actions, outcomes, results are simply AFTERMATHS. All that analysis either blindsides us or chokes our growth.
I don’t know about you but I bet you managed to live through over three points I named here. Kudos. You did well!!!! Another year is upon us. What do you say we take it up a notch higher? I know you’ve got it in you.
Let us DO THIS!