Yooo, it’s finally the LAST DAY of 2020.
Can I get an amen?!
I’ve been looking at the same four walls for the last 9 months and let me tell you, this year has really tested my patience. For those who know me, I have the patience to give.
I think it’s safe to say that NOBODY expected 2020 to turn out the way that it did.
I’m sure it’s very easy to think about 2020 and want to sucker-punch it in the face and just forget about how horrible the year was for everybody.
Instead of looking back at all of the negative that’s has happened (and still happening, THE PANDEMIC IS STILL A THING Y’ALL), I believe it’s very important to look at the good parts of 2020. So here’s a 2020 recap on the good parts of my 2020.
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2020 Recap: The Good Parts of 2020
Losing my job
Okay, hear me out here. You may think Losing your job doesn’t sound like something good dude. And yes, you’re right.
At the time, I was DEVASTED and I was going through it for a couple of months, which was totally normal when you lose a job.
But the more I thought about it, the more I found this to be a blessing in disguise. As grateful as I was for the job, I was BURNT OUT.
I started to hate having to go to work, hated having to interact with my coworkers…I even started to hate myself.
So I took not having a job as an opportunity to focus on myself; to take care of myself. It was truly something that I desperately needed and as strange as it sounds, I’m thankful that I lost my job because if I hadn’t, I would’ve lost myself.
Spotify and I have gotten pretty close this year.
*insert Kip’s quote from Napoleon Dynamite*: I guess you can say things are gettin’ pretty serious.
Music has been a big part of my life throughout 2020. Everything from Lofi to rock, I feel like I’ve heard it all.
Seafret, Mumford & Sons, Billie Eilish, Muse, Breaking Benjamin, Sixx:A.M., Shallou, etc. have all been some artists that have been on loop throughout the year. Definitely check them out.
Podcasts have also been a big thing as well.
The Office Ladies (for those Office fans out there), Earn Your Happy, Crime Junkie, Haunted AF, etc., are ones that I typically go back to when I’m on long drives. Podcasts truly make time disappear.
Short hair, don’t care
My hair before chopping it off.
My hair after cutting it off.
I did it and have NO REGRETS!
It’s understandable that many people have such a connection with their hair and it can be hard to part ways with it. I get that. I…am not one of those people thankfully.
Honestly, it’s been a good year (maybe even more) since I last cut my hair and you know what? I’m kind of sick of long hair.
I have a lot of hair to begin with and I could feel the weight of it. My hair had no volume, my waves were non-existent, and I literally had my hair in a bun 24/7.
I went to the hair salon and the lady asked me what I wanted and I told, “Just chop it all off. All of it”. The stunned look on her face was pretty funny but it was time to say goodbye to all of that hair.
She cut off a good chunk of it. Honestly, didn’t shed a tear…didn’t even flinch.
I felt such a relief once all of that hair was gone. Honestly, I felt like a new woman!
To be honest with you, I spend most of my time at home so I didn’t really care how my hair came out.
To me, it’s just hair. It’ll grow back.
My Mental Health
My mental health has been my main priority this year.
I struggled with it so much last year that I told myself this year that I wasn’t going to let my mental health decline. So I took the necessary steps to prioritize my mental health and do the things that I love instead.
Painting and journaling have been the two biggest things that have improved my mental health, which I’m forever grateful/thankful for.
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Cannot leave my blog out of this list. I wanted to dedicate more time to my blog but when I did, it refueled my passion for it.
This blog has been a healthy distraction from the negativity that’s been happening this year.
My blog is still small but I have BIG plans for it in 2021. I plan on spending more time on my blog and getting the traction it needs and who knows. I may start getting income from it too!
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That’s it for my 2020 recap. I hope this post helps you reflect on all your accomplishments and successes of 2020.
I am optimistic that 2021 will be better but I hold no expectations. I’m wishing everyone that reads this a safe, healthy, and prosperous new year.
2021, please be good to us.
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Until next time,