The year that was

Is, and forever will be (remembered)

That’s how I see it. I talked to a friend today and said how this is the year everyone will remember for the rest of their lives. We all have some years that stand out in our minds because events happened that made them memorable in some way. But this year is the memorable one for everyone.

What I want to say is that it shouldn’t be memorable because it’s a bad one. I mean, it obviously is, but for me it feels like the year that will be a stepping stone for humanity to learn more about itself and how we can improve the way we live. Maybe it’s naive of me to think that, but it usually takes hitting rock bottom before we realize something needs to change andthen we can start climbing back up.

With all the bad news around us, it is obvious the world has hit rock bottom. The amount of lies, hipocrisy, evil, and power-grabbing that surrounds us is finally coming to light and I think that is a good thing. Because once you know the problems, you can try and fix them. And, astrologically speaking (some of you know that I’m into it), the truth of these matters is only going to come bubbling up to the surface more and more.

Let’s discover a better world

I’ve been working from home most of the year and will continue to do so for quite some time yet. It gave me a lot of time to think and some of those thoughts is what I’m now sharing with you. It was a difficult year and I can’t say I was happy throughout most of it, but it gave me the opportunity to learn more about myself and my reactions, and to learn to accept myself and the world around me. One of the things I realized is that I miss talking to my friends and generally having meaningful conversations, whether online or in person. I miss having a hobby that gives a spark to my life. I somehow lost all that during previous years but this year is what gave me the time to think about all that, how and why it happened, and gave me the strength to try and find it again.

Here is where I’ll finish my ramblings. πŸ™‚ I promise, my next post will be happy and sunny.

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8 thoughts on “The year that was

  1. Tara October 15, 2020 at 18:53 Reply

    Ines, this was an uplifting post the way I read it! Even if this experience points us towards what we’ve been lacking that is helpful. Thanks for being the positive force that you are.

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    • Ines October 16, 2020 at 09:40 Reply

      Thank you Tara! πŸ™‚ πŸ’œI really try to find something to learn in every experience, mostly to learn more about myself.

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  2. cookie queen October 15, 2020 at 20:03 Reply

    Quite to the contrary. A positive post. We have all been forced to think and ponder. That in itself is a thing to be thankful for. Others have not been so fortunate. To find the positive/new challenge when you have not got money to cover your living expenses β€”β€” excellent post, really. More.

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  3. Ines October 16, 2020 at 09:43 Reply

    It really has been a difficult time for many people around me and each day I feel grateful that I have so many strong and nice people in my life who have kept their positivity in all of this.

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  4. Undina October 16, 2020 at 11:11 Reply

    Hi Ines!
    It’s great to see you around.

    This year is the biggest proof to me that bad things that happen are usually not those that you expected and dreaded.

    I’m not sure whether we can improve the world, but I’ll settle for keeping some personal sanity and keeping proverbial fire burning – in case someone needs to warm up in the night.

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    • Ines October 16, 2020 at 11:52 Reply

      That’s a really lovely sentiment! I hope we all find a fire to warm us on the nights we need it.

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  5. bonkersvanessa October 16, 2020 at 11:19 Reply

    Yes, I agree that this is a positive post forged out of wall-to-wall grimness! We really have been forced to re-evaluate the world and its workings, and what life is about for us each individually. I learnt I am not as self-sufficient as I thought. And that that is not necessarily a weakness. Stay well – and sane!

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    • Ines October 16, 2020 at 11:56 Reply

      Interesting! I realized I am quite self-sufficient and rarely ask for help, which is not good. So now I try and ask for help when I need it and don’t feel bad accepting it when it’s offered.
      I wish once this passes, I get to travel again and meet all of you for real. πŸ™‚

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