..let that sink in a minute.
Are you far enough removed from the year 2020 that you can look back and see some truths with 2020 vision yet? If you’re not ready, I get it. Some of us experienced exceedingly more trauma than others as we forged our way through the quicksand of Covid. Some of us are still knee-deep in it. Some of us will have crusty, covid fall-out caked on ourselves for years.
But when you are ready to review this chapter with honesty and clarity, it can be an exercise in self discovery that is foundational in re-building a life that is different
Some of the questions I have asked myself about 2020 are as follows:
What am I most proud of?
What do I wish I had done differently?
Was I a source of comfort, hope and/or encouragement?
Did I add to the chaos?
Did I become a control freak?
Did I develop good habits?
Has my value system changed?
Am I more (or less) self-centered than I was a year ago?
Am I a more hopeful person now or am I more pessimistic?
Am I braver?
GOD FORBID, but if something like this happened again.. what lessons could I apply?
One of the vivid recollections of 2020 for me was a sense that I was losing freedom and control over my life..that the world itself was spinning off its axis and careening into some cosmic chasm. It felt like we were living in a falling elevator just bracing for impact.
My goodness, those were some dark days.
I simply cannot fathom going through what we just went through and coming out the other side unchanged..the price was simply too high.
No, we don’t get to walk out of the 2020 “fun house” without a few “souvenirs”.. We do, however, get to choose which ones we carry with us.