2020 has been a tumultuous year for many, not just locally but around the world as well. For the most part, the world was ravaged by an insidious and deadly virus that virtually sent everyone scuttling and working from home. Never before in modern times has the world been so shaken. COVID-19 broke out and shook the foundations of all nations around the world.
Thousands lost their lives and their loved ones( my sincere condolences ), businesses ground to a halt, houses were foreclosed and the ripple effect stirred anxiety and stress. For many, maintaining their mental health was no mean task and some fell by the wayside.
But despite all the gloom and morbidity that engulfed the world, I loved 2020 because it shook me from my comfort zone and challenged us to evolve. I admired how salaried folks mustered their courage and did whatever they could to bring home the bacon including selling groceries by the roadside from their cars. I’ve seen people discover skills they didn’t know they had and other refined their talents and bounced back like never before.
Looking back at 2020, I had many lessons to draw. Perhaps the greatest take-home is that nothing in this life is guaranteed and tragedies do indeed happen when least expected. I learned that no matter how fat your paycheck is, you should always have a side gig to cushion you from the unlikely event of a layoff. Additionally, my eyes were opened to the poor financial decisions people make and how costly they can be.
I’ve made effort to be more frugal and keep aside more funds for a rainy day now that the future can never be guaranteed. But most importantly, looking back at 2020, I’ve learned to put my trust in God and always hope for a better tomorrow.
As 2020 ebbs away and we turn a new page, we are given yet another chance to start afresh and do things differently. I personally remain hopeful and optimistic that the coming year will bring forth good tidings, success, and fulfillment. It may not have been the greatest of years but keep calm, and remain resilient as we usher in the new year.
Have a Happy 2021!