2018 was going to be great, Then 2019 was supposed to be awesome!
Well, wasn’t that how it was going to be?
And then a time happened when everyone was ready for 2019 to be over. Maybe it was the anticipation that 2020 was going to be THE YEAR.
Then it happened, 2020 got here! This was it! A renewed energy. Almost everyone you spoke to had a “go get ’em” mindset. Then IT happened.
2020! The year that the world decided to shut itself down. Covid-19. Don’t worry, I’m not going to talk about that. Instead I’m going to talk about everything since then.
Life shifted itself, almost up-rooted itself. Jobs were taken away. Businesses shut down. It seemed as though 2020 was cancelled.
As Leslie Dwight writes –
What if 2020 isn’t cancelled? What if 2020 is the year we’ve been waiting for? A year so uncomfortable, so painful, so scary, so raw – that it finally forces us to grow.
A year that screams so loud, finally awakening us from our ignorant slumber.
A year we finally accept the need for change.
Declare change. Work for change. Become the change. A year we finally band together instead of pushing each other further apart.
2020 isn’t cancelled, but rather the most important year of them all.
So I’m Curious
What will you do with the year now? Are you going back to your routine? Back to the old? Or are you finding new?
Personally, I have moved homes, a new vision is coming to the studio, creating is part of the daily routine. I have longed to have a slightly more simple life and now, I have embraced that search.
With that thought, I am also embracing so much more. I have always believed in kindness, in doing my best. Moving forward I am working on embracing more. Care to join me? Care to know more? Simply put. I am following this through.
The Friars’ Creed
“Are you willing to forget what you have done for other people and to remember what other people have done for you; to ignore what the world owes you, and to think what you owe the world; to put your rights in the background, and your duties in the middle distance, and your chances to do a little more than your duty in the foreground; to see that your fellow men are just as real as you are, and to try to look behind their faces to their hearts, hungry for joy; to own that probably the only good reason for your existence is not what you are going to get out of life, but what you are going to give to life.” – Henry Van Dyke