A Reflection on 2020
I went into this year hoping that I would become really successful, and while I was right, I wasn't expecting it would be because folks needed comfort due to life coming to a halt. It's not a fun reminder, I know, but I would like to start off by saying thank you for thinking of me when it came to keeping you comfortable during our quarantines. As this year progressed and things became somehow worse (murder hornets, anyone?) I turned to working even harder than I already was to cope with the reality of not seeing anyone. I have seen my sisters once (and honestly for the best), the rest of my family once, and can count on one hand how often I have seen my friends. It's been rough to say the least.
With our president finally being shoved out of office (good riddance to bad trash), I'm looking forward to our next president *hopefully* getting us closer to being back on track. He's no savior, and those that think he is, are just plain silly. We still need to keep up our activism and fighting to make sure we get the fair treatment and stop killing POC. We're all tired, but the fight isn't over. Racism isn't over just because we have a black, female Vice President. We can keep doing this and making sure our brothers, sisters, and siblings stop being murdered in the streets. I have been very fortunate in not losing any of my friends or family this year, but I know not everyone can say that. And that's hard. I know friends have lost family members and their friends and it breaks my heart to see a lot of loss that could have been prevented. I am honestly disappointed in how our country has addressed these losses and how they have "attempted" to keep us above water with a measly $1200 to last us over 8 months. That money immediately went to bills and paying off a car I could not even drive.
For some folks, that money went to debt and didn't make a dent. So many folks have lost their homes and it's wrong. Most of us didn't even qualify for that check (over 18 dependents, I'm looking at you), and those of us who were even more unlucky, were placed on furlough indefinitely. This floors me and shows that Capitalist America doesn't work. We deserve better. I'm hoping that this next year can be better. We all deserve better. I want better for my friends and family and those I don't even know. It's hard enough to be asked to stay home, but it's even harder when bills are still due, and we can't do things to unwind at the end of the day. It honestly would have been easier if we had our rents/mortgages frozen and people actually gave a damn about one another.
Basically, all in all, I'm saying that I'm glad 2020 is over. I want this dumpster fire of a year to be over and we move on and be bigger and better in 2021. I want to be better myself. I want our country to be better. To care more about others rather than continuing to cash their paychecks while their constituents starve in the streets. I really have the hope that 2021 will be better. I really do.
One of the other good things that happened this year is strengthening the relationships I have with the people that matter to me. I started to gain traction with my social medias (all thanks to you folks, of course), and have hit more than a few goals this year, which I'm very thankful for. I definitely couldn't have done any of this without you and even though this year has been so terrible in so many ways, I have always had you, dear follower. I wouldn't have been able to make it through this year without you and I hope this shows just how much I appreciate you.
In 2021, I want to write more. I want to help uplift where I can. I know this past year I have wrote literally nothing. I have retracted into myself and I'm not happy with that. I've always been outspoken and very upfront with my actions, but 2020 really beat me down. I gotta do better. Not only for myself, but for you. I really enjoy reaching out to all of my followers, and I'm blessed to be able to have followers all over the world. I hope next year I'll have even more folks following me.
Here's hoping that 2021 will be better than this. We deserve better.