It felt like everyone, everyday was constantly bashing on the year 2020. Maybe we didn’t even actually mean it after a while, but it just seemed like the thing to do.
Sure, it was a tough year with some hard lessons. There were bushfires, wildfires and global injustices. Many people died, others incomprehensibly mistreated. Kanye West ran for president for a few minutes. It wasn’t exactly stellar.
But holy cow, what a year of GROWTH it was too! We got vulnerable about race, we opened up about gender identity and equality, we were more involved in politics than our generation has ever really had to be. As a zoonotic disease, COVID taught us about our connection to animals, and how the mistreatment and exploitation of another species can be our demise. And perhaps most tangible for us all, we learned how to be home. To make our own coffee, to sit with ourselves, maybe to connect with our loved ones in ways we’d forgotten.
Personally, I feel 2020 was incredible, and it changed us - it changed me - in beautiful and important ways.