There are three days left in this (fill in your favorite swear word) year. That’s three whole days to make it great!
I was looking through my calendar and a lot of good things happened both pre- and post-Covid and I have revised my 2020 New Years resolution from “don’t get any parking tickets”* to “focus on the good.”
So I’m making a list and I hope you’ll join me here and post the good in your life from 2020.
- In January, I did something at work that is the thing I am most proud of in my entire career. It was amazing.
- My friends and I had lockdown potluck parties where we cooked bunch and then one person drove around and dropped off and picked up so everyone got some of everything.
- Zoom has often felt like a curse but it has often been blessing. I’ve found new knitters, virtually sat at the feast of masters, ran into an old friend at a totally random party and rekindled our friendship, discovered new musicians and artists, and found inspiration when I had none. A lot of people deserve credit for this but I have to shout out Melanie Falick, Chris Difford, and the Allison and Andrea Yates.
- Babies continue to be born so my baby blanket game has been on point.
- I got a new job and a new car - both of which I really needed.
- My best friend is an essential worker so he had to be out and about all the time. Which meant I didn’t. My car became the drop off and pick up station. Robb dropped supplies off in my backseat so I never ran out of anything - including toilet paper.
- Other people got wind of the drop off point so I found a lot of treats.
- My family is safe.
- I’ve tried a lot of new things that I wouldn’t have before. Origami anyone?
I could go on and on but I really want to hear about the good things in YOUR 2020.
I also have a list of the bad things including all of the loses this year. I keep that list safe and close to my heart.
*I only got two parking tickets but on the first I was helping my niece during the lockdown so I’m not counting it and on the second someone was supposed to put more time on my meter but in a not-very-nice way told me I had time on my meter when I didn’t so I’m not counting either of them.