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THE BEST OF 2020

Welcome to the Best of 2020. I wasn't sure what I would put in this gallery because 2020 was just the most complex year we experienced. While being home all of the time wasn't ideal, I would like to think of it as the year of development. 2020 was a very eye-opening year. You learned who your friends are, who will check in on you, and just who you are in general. This year I learned so much about who I am without all the outside judgment to a point where I've grown comfortable with who I am and this is just the start of my development.
 

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Honorable mentions

This year wasn't perfect but I wanted to highlight some of the good things that came from this year from my perspective

  • The birth of my beautiful niece 

  • A stronger bond with my mother 

  • More time to practice self-care

  • A better relationship with myself

  • Stronger connections to friendships that make effort to communicate

  • Starting a youtube channel 

  • A clearer vision of what I want in the future

  • More awareness of social issues

  • More time to read 

  • Being more gracious about things in my life

  • More rest

I know everything this year wasn't the best because things were very restrictive but I want to take a moment to look at the good things that came from this year to remind myself and whoever's reading this that bad days is not equivalent to a bad life. However, I am aware that there are people who had dealt with losses this year, that have been seeking justice for either themselves or for something that they care about, that have been struggling financially, that are struggling with school. or had to drop out because the adjustment was too difficult to keep up with. To anyone who is struggling just know that the situations will get better in time ( as cliche as that sounds). Just keep trying your best because that's all anyone can do right now. Take moments to rest and don't wear yourself too thin.

Flashback: SimplyLay.com (2019-2020)

FOODIE'S FANTASY

Quote of the year

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My final Goodbye to 2020

That's a wrap for 2020! I know for many people it has been really rough. My personal experience in 2020 is that it wasn't my worst year. I've had years that I just didn't want to live, but this year showed me why I need to live. I need to live because nothing is promised to stay the same. I need to live to do the things I dream of. I need to live to do my part in making changes for future generations. This year has taught me what is truly meaningful. I've spent so much time and energy on overthinking things that just don't matter, that haven't had value in my life since I left high school. The quote above perfectly represents how I feel about this year. Change is something many people are terrified of but I'm so ready for it. This year has taught me more about myself, more about relationships with others than words can describe. I know who will make an effort to talk to me, I know who pays attention to the signs that I may not be in the best headspace, I know who talks to me because they want to know how I am, I know who supports my goals, my ambitions and makes me feel just like we matter equally to each other.  The bonds I've made this year has been really special for this reason. I know what I need for me to feel okay regardless of the type of relationship I have. It can be a friendship, significant other, or even family and I'm no longer afraid to take steps back from anyone who makes me drained. I want to live a life where I can manage my anx