Monday Musings: 2020, A Year We Won’t Soon Forget

“This morning, I posted a gif of rapper Drake saying, “Let’s go!” That’s my second semester vibe. I’m ready to hit the ground running.”

That’s an excerpt from my first Monday Musings of 2020. My vibe rolling into 2021 won’t be as energetic. I will honestly be glad to be alive. I want 2021 to be a year where I appreciate the small moments, spend more time with loved ones, and seize the day to take on opportunities I have put off.

At the end of February 2020, my twin sons turned nine. On Saturday, February 29, 2020, we had a birthday party and treated their friends to Studio Movie Grill where they could have a meal while watching Sonic the Hedgehog. I had no clue that would be the last big gathering at my home.

Then two weeks later, Governor Holcomb closed school buildings on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Life as we knew it had changed.

As I look forward to 2021, I know much may not change, at least not immediately. I realize that my sons’ tenth birthday may have to be one without any guests. However, I am hoping that I will be able to have my summer social. I have had one for over a decade at my home for family and friends right before summer break ends and students have to return to school. The 2020 summer social was supposed to be a big deal because my family had moved into a new home and had sold our first home that we had lived in for 12 years.

My sister, who was born on Jan 1, had her party at my house. We kept the guest list small, so only a few people had the opportunity to come into our home. I was looking forward to everyone else seeing our home. We knew we had to cancel because of the pandemic. I missed all the kids running around in my backyard. I even missed (only a tiny teeny bit) ushering all the children right back outside once they had run inside AND left my door open.

Despite missing family and friends, 2020 has not been that bad for my family. I do feel truly blessed, and I hope my blessings continue in 2021.

This year, I decided not to post the top ten blog posts from my website because most of them were from my Coronavirus Chronicles. Let’s just leave that back in 2020. No need to drag it back out. I didn’t even hyperlink it for you. If you really want to read those entries, you will have to scroll on my website.

My following also increased this year. If you are new or been riding with me from day one, I appreciate you. After 2020, we can only go up from here … right? Oh, and if I’m wrong, well …. just keep that to yourself.

See you all in 2021!

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