Goodbye 2020; Hello 2021

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

As the clock approached midnight on the 31st of December 2020, many of us were happy to see the back of 2020 after a difficult year, but there is still a sense of the unknown as we begin 2021.

For many reasons, 2020 was a year to forget and I’m sure many of us have plans and goals we want to kick-start in 2021. The last year taught us many things; for me, the biggest thing I took away from 2020 was to never take anything for granted. The small things we enjoy in our day-to-day lives, was taken away from us in 2020.

The casual meet-ups with friends and family, the restaurant and bar trips, holiday’s, sporting activities and most recently, Christmas celebrations. Even places of worship were disrupted by the pandemic, and as a result, people’s mental well-being were severely challenged. Relationships were damaged, financial woes, health challenges, the list goes on.

We hope all this can change in 2021.

It’s that time of year when people make up their New Years’ Resolutions, but one important thing to emphasise is that the most important thing we should hope to tackle the year ahead is a positive attitude. Nobody knows what’s going to happen in the next few months, let alone the next year – but we can maintain a positive and grateful attitude for all situations.

You may have had a bad year, but someone out there would have had a worse year. Fact. If you have people close to you, keep them close. If you still have a job and are able to provide for yourself and your family, be grateful. If you’re still alive and healthy, be thankful. It’s important to recognise all the important people who played a part in our safety and well-being last year. The keyworkers, the health professionals, as well as those who worked endlessly in local shops and supermarkets to enable us to pick up our essentials.

Even those in the media industry and sport. They provided us with entertainment and live sport during the most difficult times.

We hope we can get back to some type of ‘normal’ in 2021. Stay safe everyone & best wishes!


Submitted: January 01, 2021

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well said RichAfrifa. happy 2021 everybody

Fri, January 1st, 2021 11:33am


Thank you!

Happy New Year

Fri, January 1st, 2021 4:27am


2020 was certainly was certainly a challenging year full of uncertainties and we will just have to see what 2021 holds. But there is still a lot of things we can be grateful and thankful for and it is always good to stay positive about it. I think your reflection on the year really put it all into perspective, it was very nice to read.

Sun, January 3rd, 2021 12:22pm


Thank you for your feedback, much appreciated! Hopefully we can experience a positive year this time round.

Sun, January 3rd, 2021 5:09am

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