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2020: What a year!

We made it to December 31st, 2020!!!


Though 2020 has been hard to endure, I am very thankful that we made it to this day alive and healthy!


One of my favorite quotes from Theodore Seuss Geisel said, "when something bad happens, you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you."


This year gave us a real big shock when everything came to a halt out of the blue. We were all made to embrace something which is now called 'the new normal.' This year, so much happened that it's hard to recall all of them, from the horrific natural catastrophes, increased political and racial divisions, and Covid-19. It's easy to blame all these things on bad luck, and to some degree, it's valid. However, sad things happen every year, and unfortunately, 2020 was no exception.


Nonetheless, I firmly believe that there was more to this year's troubles than just bad luck. This year taught us many lessons. It was, to some degree, a blessing in disguise. Yes, 2020 has been a memorable year and, at the same time, one that has gotten better and worse. Despite our hard times, there is still a reason to be thankful.


A lot of 2020 has shown us about ourselves, our relationships, our passions, and our values. From hardship come gain, personal growth through adversity, and lifelong learning.


The biggest lesson I learned in 2020 was improving my mental health. With that, this has also been a year that made us aware of our problems' intensity. Where it has made some of us improve and get better hold at things, while some of us are still learning. Many have branded 2020 as one of the worst years of their life. For me, 2020 has managed to drive me to enjoy a Lil more and engage in self-care activities, and eventually led to starting my blog.

My other lessons learned this year:

  1. Be patient and trust God's plan.

  2. Health is wealth.

  3. Focus on what matters: family, friends, and being happy.

  4. Staying humble.

  5. Always keep learning and adapting.

There are many things I'm grateful for this year. The list is extensive and contains detailed findings. I am fortunate in one respect for how they meet the challenges we have all faced this year. And even when things are going poorly, it's important not to lose sight of something positive. While we are eagerly anticipating whatever the new year has in store, we cannot forget that suffering can often bring us closer to God and each other.


With everything said, I wish you and your family a blessed New Year and abundant health, and luck. May 2021 bring new happiness, new goals, new achievements, and many new inspirations in your life! May you have a year of joy and prosperity. Happy 2021!!!


XO


Hassanatu

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