If someone was to tell me on Jan 1st, 2020, what my 2020 would be like, I would have thought that he or she was crazy.
But I have had a crazy 2020.
Now that on Jan 1st, 2021, I would not be surprised if this year will be as crazy, if not more. In a good way of course.
The pandemic has changed the way we live and the way we work. With the new virus variant and the time required to reach herd immunity through vaccination, I reckon 2021 would be similar to 2020 in that aspect.
I hate wearing mask among other things such as reduced dining capacity and the disappeared night life.
What am I grateful for 2020?
I am happy to be healthy and still having a job. I miss the live music. And I miss my friend A who has returned to Australia earlier on this year. We have had so much fun. The drinking and the Karaoke and more.
The lockdown has some pros and some cons.
I enjoy not having to spend time traveling to work every weekday. I enjoy the flexibility of visiting the wet market in the morning, buy fresh produce, and cook. I enjoy the view from my study room. It is way better than in the office.
But I do crave human interaction. I was pretty active in connecting with people at work. That by itself was part of work. Now, it is so much more difficult having to make time after work to meet people.
This year I have rediscovered myself. The passion within me has been ignited. I have resumed drawing, updating my website, and writing songs.
It is said that the best artwork originates from sadness. I do not disagree though it can be very consuming at times.
What a dramatic year. At my age, I have been pushed to attain a level that I did not think I could at both professional and personal level. I have the people around me to thank for.
Passion and love.
I have a very lucky 2020. I wish that my 2021 will be as blessed.
Soar like an eagle, I shall (thanks Becky!).