What did 2020 teach you?
I hear people saying how 2020 was awful and can’t wait for it to be over. As if the calendar year changing will magically make the troubles go away.
I agree that it was a very challenging year. But whatever happened, I don’t see it as a fluke accident. We were supposed to learn things from all the hardships. I can speak for myself that I am so dense sometimes that it takes massive, painful incidents to open my eyes and learn something that I may have been refusing to.
The year taught me so many things, that I can probably write a book just chronicling all the lessons I had to learn. Midnight Oil sings “Forsaking aching breaking years, the time and tested heartbreak years.” I hope that we gained massive and impactful lessons that are fitting returns to what we went through.
For me personally, I learned that what doesn’t kill me makes me stronger. And that the way up is really through: if I want to prevent difficult experiences from repeating, then it’s best if I embrace all the hard feelings I already have, and feel all of it. Because that’s how you integrate your unresolved trauma, which leads to getting triggered less and less, improving our life experiences.
What did 2020 teach you? And what are you looking forward to, in 2021?