I hear it over and over and over. 2020 sucks. F 2020. Can 2020 be over already? And yes, there were a lot of things about this year that just sucked. So many. I wont try to down play that, and I also was not affected nearly as much by crap things as so many other people, so may I don’t have any room to talk here. But I do have one question –
What happens January 1, 2021?
This is not some magic date. It’s not like we put in our time dealing with 2020, so on January 1st things will go back to normal.
The good things in life give us the motivation and momentum to keep moving forward, so if we really want to change the outcome of 2021, it starts with our mindset and finding things to be grateful for right now. So many things are out of your control right now, but your mind and mindset are not. You are the only one who can control that!
As we close out this year, I came up with a list of the things I am grateful for this year.
Colorado. We moved to Colorado midway through this year and so far we have loved it! It is absolutely beautiful here and there are so many fun things to do.
Our health. We have been so fortunate to have been mostly healthy since March! We were all sick it seemed like for the first 3 months of the year, but we have been healthy since then!
Extra family time. We moved in the middle of this pandemic, meaning everything was a little different. Including my husband’s work schedule! He had been working consistent 6 day work weeks for the last few years, and as soon as Covid hit they went to 5 days on and 10 days off. Then when we moved to Colorado and he went back to training, he didn’t actually go into work at all from July until October. He had to do a few classes from home and some studying, but we got so much extra family time right after moving here.
Running. I never would have started running as much as I have had we not been home all the time this year.
Travel and cheap flights. We still traveled this year with the extra time that we had. We drove from Abq to AZ and CA for a week. We traveled to CO a few times before moving here. We traveled to Breckenridge for a weekend away. We went back to CA to surprise my mother in law for her birthday in September. These opportunities provided such valuable memories, even if the trips themselves were different and less eventful than they would have been usually.
The boys made friends down the street and we found an awesome preschool for Elijah. I feel like this helped so much in their adjustment to the move to Colorado.
I hope you are able to find some gratitude for something this year and carry that with you into the next year and making it better than this one!
See all of the Blogmas 2020 posts here!
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