I know I'm not alone when I reflect on this past year and say: what the actual fuck.
I could go on and on about the unusual events, and misfortunes of 2020, but instead I am choosing to focus on the positive.
Again, I know I am not alone reminiscing on years past where I would dread fitting in multiple holiday parties. I would feel a huge sense of relief at canceled plans, as if I ever had the intention of showing up in the first place. Yes, I am that person. I am a homebody.
Then holidays started happening, and seeing family was no longer an option. Warm summer nights that could have been spent with friends was a thing of the past.
These social gatherings that once seemed like a chore, are honestly, the things I'm longing for most. So for me, I think in the most wonderful way, it has put a new perspective on relationships that matter, and has redirected my energy towards things that are of real importance.
I also think that slowing down has made me more introspective, which undoubtedly has made me a better wife and mom. New boundaries have been formed that protect my family time, phones are put away, family dinners are happening....I could go on.
So in a way, 2020 has been a year of tremendous growth. But there will be no new years resolutions being made over here. In part because who knows what the hell is going to happen, but also because I don't want that pressure. I think we're all just doing the best we can.
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday, and remembers, better days are coming.