But really, what does that mean? As someone who strives to live in gratitude and be positive, I am excited about the new year and all the adventures to come. But it would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge the collective grief experienced in the longest-shortest year, also known as 2020.
After all, in 2020, we globally faced and are still facing a pandemic, civil unrest, cries for equity and justice, and (geo)political instability. Subsequently, we have loved, lost, smiled, and cried while experiencing these stressors. These stressors have caused stretching, change, and growth, in most if not all, of us. But with such growth comes a sliver of residual uncertainty, and many of us have brought said sliver forth into the new year.