Bidding Adieu to 2020

1️⃣6️⃣ More Days Left 🗓️

This year will most definitely impact how we value each moment in the present and how we plan for the future, for better or worse.

It’s important to recognize that this year, 2020, was a difficult one. It was probably life-changing for frontline workers. For others, it was tragic and life-ending. It’s been traumatic: between the pandemic, the murders of innocent people of color in the United States and elsewhere, the most tumultuous administration and Presidential election, job loss, and changing of family dynamics, it is no wonder that so many of us are rejoicing at the thought of it all being over.

We will probably end up telling our kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids stories about this year. About how we all survived, how we changed, how we lived, and so on.

The blessing of foresight is this: we’ve seen previous generations go through traumatic events. Whether they were massive enough to be felt by an individual, a household, a nation, or the world, this is not the first time in human history that we’ve seen devastation at this scale. This is probably the first time we’ve been able to document it so minutely and so democratically.

We are hearing and experiences stories about leaders but also of the common person. And there is nothing common about any of us: we’ve all had a unique story through all of this, in solidarity and with solace, knowing that we do not suffer alone.

📿 Let’s look to the future with hope.

🤕 Let’s do the healing we need to do, on the inside and outside.

🧱 Let’s rebuild whatever parts of ourselves that might have fallen apart.

😥 It’s ok to feel bad.

🗣️ It’s ok to talk about it.

👥 In fact, you should talk to someone about it.

🌎 Humanity is in it together.

💉 And we will get out of it together.