A 2020 Recap
I honestly believe that 2020 was a long and slow year. Maybe because the change from a fast to slow-paced life was a big adjustment for me.
I welcomed 2020 with a burning desire to make big decisions in my life. I thought that it will be a year of change and chasing my dreams.
However, as I looked back to my year, I am surprised that tons of good things happened. Though 2020 was not as exciting as I planned out, I am just glad that it turned out better than I initially thought it would be.
Let me share with you some of the good things that happened in my year.
Be more present
I like the idea of doing something. Even just going out for a hot chocolate drink, as long as I am doing something outside my apartment. I always thought that having a busy schedule (personal or work) means that I am being productive of my time and energy.
During the first half of 2020, I hustled my way out to distract myself from what is going on in the world. I jampacked my schedule, and work really hard just to make my day (during the quarantine period) pass by fast.
I am honestly not sure if I was sad, in denial, or depressed about what’s going on but what I know for sure was I just needed to have a distraction.
The year 2020 gave me a lot of time to think about my health, my time, my purpose, and my passion. 2020 taught me to be more present. It taught me that rest is a productive activity and that rest is essential.
Learning new things
With too much time on my hand, I spent the time to learn about things that I am curious about.
I learned to read and write our Ancient Script, Baybayin.
I learned how to cook. I never thought it would be fun to explore and try new recipes.
I enrolled in many online courses that can help me level up my skills as a freelancer.
I always liked to learn something new, and the year 2020 gave me a lot of things to learn about. I am thankful that this year was a great learning experience.
Going back home
It was an easy decision to go back home with my parents.
After 10 years living in Cebu City, it was my first time to spend this much time again in my hometown.
Do you ever experience the feeling that a place is familiar but at the same time different? I am really happy to be home, however, my hometown has changed a lot!!!
On an another note…
I was excited to spend more time with family and friends. And speaking of friends, I really wanted to reconnect again with my old friends. As I am reaching out and wanted to spend more time with them, I realized that they are already living their life without me in the picture. Hahaha. I mean, we are still friends, but for a long time we never talk and bond, I guess there is this same feeling of familiarity but different at the same time. I believe that is a perfect reason to reconnect!
Rekindle my passion
The year 2020 was a year to rekindle my passion for creating content. I had the chance to connect with people who like to create blogs/vlogs and we did an 18-week challenge together. I am very happy that I survived that challenge.
I learned that I am really happy about creating content, writing, or making videos. I want to make more content next year as well that’s why I joined the challenge again and it will be 50 weeks of creating content. Good luck to all the participants !! 🙂
2020 was a year full of challenges, trials, and adjustments. It was a year of learning. A year of choosing the best ways to be more present at the same time to dream of a brighter future.
I hope you had a great 2020 and hopefully, 2021 will be a great as well!
2020 is very challenging. Massive changes that I have to embrace. It’s mentally challenging, but humans are powerful enough to weather difficult situations and create solutions. The weekly post challenge also made my brain occupied to not worry much and draw an inspiration from our community. It had been a sad year too because many of my friends returned home. For the first time, I have never seen one of my closest friends for the entire year because of the pandemic until she returned to her home province. But thanks to social media platforms, we were still able to communicate. 2020 also taught me about myself, passion, and plans. In spite of all this, it’s indeed important to be present and enjoy every moment. I’m excited of what lies ahead for all of us this year.
glad you are safe and home with fam, hope to meet you again soon! My COVID Disappear like a miracle.
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We really have different stories to tell last 2020. But one thing for sure that our experience taught us to appreciate life, know our strengths, and get together with our family. I joined your adventure last year. Excited to read your blogs this year, too!
Awww same feels! 2020 is indeed a bittersweet year for all of us. It just made us appreciate life more. I am like you btw. I also hustle my way through life but 2020 somehow taught me to slow down. And btw what is your niche as a freelancer?
Hi Sheila! I am still trying to niche down my offers, but here are the most common services I do: course creation, video editing, and social and email marketing.
Despite of everything happened on 2020 there were still good things happened. Some of them were Earth healing, faster construction of our Gov projects, increase probability of WFH, and of course, being with family full time is the best.
I am reading this blog on my laptop at 6:59 in the morning at the office. A bit too early to start work. I like the introspective bent in your article. I guess you are also an introvert like me and would prefer self reflection over socializing at parties.
2020 was a year of breakthroughs, too, despite everything. I am smiling while reading your sharing, Roneth. I am happy that you are home with your family and that you are doing something that makes you happy. I am happy to be part of your year that was and I am excited to be with you again on this journey this year. Looking forward to seeing you in person! Love, Armie.
Carlo Andrew Olano
wow. Well, it’s good that there were so many awesome things that happened to you last year. I’m pretty sure this year will be so much better.
Nya, kinsa man imong gimingawan diri paguli nimo?
Pam / The Creative Stretch
I love this. 2020 has been such a crazy year for everyone and it continues to give me anxiety, seeing empty streets and closed businesses. I hope nothing but the best for you and everyone this 2021!
I’m so happy that you got to reflect and found your passion for creating content again! Here’s to a great 50-week challenge!