Thursday, December 31, 2020

2020 | Rewind



What. a. year.

I spent the first two and a half months of the year doing "normal" things: starting a new job, ending a relationship, traveling (Atlanta, Gettysburg, and NYC), celebrating a friend's 28th birthday, attending a friend's wedding.


Then the world shut down and my job became remote, and I stayed at home without leaving for 4 months, except for daily walks around the neighborhood and weekly grocery trips. I remember very little from those months, as I'm sure is true for many of us. 

In July I left DC for the first time since March to visit my brother in Kentucky. In October I left again to visit Emerald Isle and Maine. And I've collectively spent over two months in Raleigh with my family, usually when I need a break from my apartment.

I've felt blessed this year. I work at a nonprofit whose focus area is relevant to the current moment, so my job has been secure and my time has stayed well-filled. This year was less than ideal, but I can't complain - I like working remotely, being home more, and having fewer plans. There is so much I miss - concerts, restaurants, DC summer busyness, weekend plans, museums, travel - but these are all nice-to-haves not needs, and my perspective should stay clear.

The last few years have been full of things happening to me, and this year was full of things happening around me. And I feel a little guilty saying this year has been good for me personally when I know that's not true for so many others. 

So before I get off track, here's to 2020 being over and the hope of 2021.

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