2020 Year in Review
2020 will forever go down as the strangest year in modern history. At the start of the year, I don’t think any of us could have predicted what was around the corner.
Like many, I had plans of things I wanted to do and accomplish throughout the year which I wrote in my goals for 2020 post in January. It’s been interesting 11 months on to look back on with my year in review.
Of course, things like travel plans went out the window pretty quickly. But there were some things on my list and many other things that weren’t that I did do and achieve, and the year isn’t over.
Finding my way back to my mat
For example, I’ve exercised and meditated more this year than I did last year which I’m pretty proud of. I started the year really well and found myself a local Yoga studio that I loved.
Though it was pretty short-lived because the pandemic kicked in a couple of months after I started going. But it gave me the impetus to keep going at home which has seen me through the year.
Surprisingly the Coronavirus pandemic actually gave me more time and space to exercise. I also discovered some new things like the Yoga app Downdog which I have subscribed to and probably wouldn’t have found without the pandemic.
Copenhagen will have to wait
However other things like travel didn’t quite happen, despite my best efforts and intentions at the start of the year. We had two trips booked for Spring and Summer, both of which ended up getting cancelled.
One of those was our trip to Copenhagen after I spent most of 2019 waxing lyrical about visiting, as well as an exciting long haul summer holiday. But neither was meant to be and in the end, I was just glad that we managed to get full refunds for both trips.
But as a family, we made good progress in other areas finishing off a number of home projects like our garden. The kitchen also got an unexpected refurb which turned out really well and Louis’s room got an upgrade. So all in all, we made pretty good progress on the home front this year.
Then there are other things like the Amazon business I started in the summer and the exciting business venture I started with a friend. Neither were things I had planned or anticipated at the start of the year but both have been really exciting.
With all of that packed in alongside a busy day job and a long stint of homeschooling, I haven’t been very good at carving out me time. But despite it being a really strange year, it’s actually been an ok year.
Of course, I’d prefer it if we had more freedom to do the things we want to do and live our lives the way we want to. But given the limitations and challenges we all faced this year, I think we made the most of our lockdown year.
I’m quite pleased with my 2020 year in review. So here’s to 2021 and hopefully a year of transition. The transition back into some version of normality and perhaps the next chapter.