In just a few days, 2020 will be behind us, and we’ll welcoming a whole new year. Ringing in a new year is often welcomed by many, no matter what year. But I imagine this year, 2021 is welcomed even more so.
The world has seen many challenges this year. I don’t need to mention what they are. We all know about them. I don’t want to go there. None of us need reminding. I also don’t want to focus on that, and I’m sure you may not want to either.
Around this time of year, I tend to reflect on the year, what’s happened in my life or around me, what I learned, what I could have done different, and such. I’m sure many of us do this sort of reflection towards the end of December.
This year, there’s definitely a lot to reflect on, so much to consider, and think about. There is SO MUCH to look back on. At least, there seems to be, in my opinion.
Depending on who you are, your experience and your situation, there are different things that you can take away from everything that happened. We’re all different and experience things differently.
Whatever our experiences are and how they affect us, there is something to learn and take away. Whether the events are in our control or not, we can learn something.
There are definitely a few things that I’ve taken away from all the challenges that have taken place this year. I’ve learned a few things for sure. About myself, about my life, about quite a few things. I also view things a little differently and am a little more grateful for the small things in life, such as my health, as well as my family’s health and well-being.
Sure, there are things that I wish I could do differently. I have made mistakes. But that’s going to happen. I am only human, after all. I’m not perfect. As much as I may not want to make mistakes, it’s a good way to learn and keep in mind in the future. That’s how I choose to see it. It’s a learning opportunity, a way to learn and grow.
At the end of the day, all we can do is the best that we can, learn, and hope that 2021 is a little less challenging and brings better news. Time will tell what the future holds.
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I’m both excited and nervous for 2021.