Self-Improvement

Who do you want to be in 2021?

Let’s be realistic here, 2020 was not fun, it sucked, it made me think of negative stuff from my past. But it’s almost over. Thank God for that.

The question is, what does 2021 hold for me? The same thing it holds for you.

A new beginning.

Look. Covid-19 doesn’t have to ruin your life. There’s a vaccine that is making its way around, and there’s hope. The new year is proof of that.

This year sucked, it did. But it also taught me a lot. Some things I learned were.

  • I’m content with being alone, and I can deal with my problems in a civilized manner without going nuts.
  • I’ve missed human contact. And when covid is beat, and it will be someday, I’ll be ready to rejoin the human race. This pandemic might even have helped me become a more sociable person in the long run
  • I realized that I need to be careful of how I spend my money.
  • I can be more social with my family. And I can slow down my pace. I have the worst habit of eating fast and leaving the table early. And now I know that there are others at the table who want to connect with me.

So that’s that. I know what I want to be in 2021. What about you? Make a list, repeat it to yourself, and practice persistence.

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Announcements, Self-Improvement

As winter descends, the end is near

Well it’s almost winter time. This morning I woke up this morning to a bevy of snowfall, so perhaps it’s appropriate I selected a snow-themed picture to close out my 2020 blog posts. I know I didn’t post much this year, but with a busy daily schedule, it could not be helped. I’m sorry if anyone felt shortchanged by my extended absences. So perhaps, this final 2020 blog post will ease any disappointment.

As a tumultuous 2020 draws to a close, we gladly bid it farewell. And what a year it was: a pandemic, economic uncertainty, a controversial Presidential election in the USA, and many lives lost.

But this isn’t a rant. No. As 2020 makes way to 2021, there is hope. A covid-19 vaccine is making its debut, and hopefully, by this time next year, the pandemic will be a thing of the past.

For me this was a year of transition. I left my full-time job and returned to college to pursue a graduate certificate. Saw my young Nieces grow a year older, helped out elder family members in need, and lost over 20 lbs. of unwanted weight.

So when you look back on 2020. Try and find something from it that will help you in 2021. If you suffered tragedy, and many of us did, use the pain to strengthen yourself.

I know I have lots to be grateful for. In a time when people are being evicted and wondering when their next meal will be served, I managed to improve my condition.

So here’s to 2020, it taught us a lot about ourselves, and hopefully, in 2021, we’ll take that experience and make something great from it.

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