This Is How My 2020 Went
Start writing a post

This Is How My 2020 Went

My heart was being broken as I was falling in love.

This Is How My 2020 Went
Bree Moran

Has anyone seen that TikTok trend called "how my 2020 is going?" Well, I definitely relate to videos that are considered "sappy." My 2020 has been a complete roller coaster with a surprise drop at the end. If I bring quite frank, I can't leave this year without sharing this emotional ride that I have been on since the very beginning of this year.

At the end of 2019, I was brave enough to leave a toxic relationship. Going into 2020, I was regaining my confidence back that was stripped of me from the previous relationship.

My sister with cerebral palsy also became extremely sick which was obviously very hard to cope with.

When 2020 hit, I turned 21 in February, and I celebrated with my family and friends. My birthday was literally three weeks before the COVID-19 shutdown happened. So, finally, COVID came around and shifted everyone's world. I remember going into work the day before schools closed and it was a normal day with my students. I couldn't believe how fast everything happened. I was never able to see those students in person again. I was adjusting to the world of virtual and online.

After a long time of getting used to this quarantine life spring finally came around. Unfortunately for my family, it was not an easy spring. As I mentioned previously my sister had gotten sick earlier in the year and she ended up passing away in late April. It was extremely difficult. It was almost this numb feeling. Nothing felt real to me. I just couldn't believe what was going on not only in my personal life but in the world as well.

In the mix of going through a lot of hard things, I ended up meeting a really great guy! We started dating early May. I went on my first hike with him and even caught my first fish with him! We went on so many adventures - of course, all while being COVID safe! I got to visit the state of Maine for the first time and it really helped me feel wholesome again! Falling in love with someone during a pandemic is definitely an experience in itself but I would not want to change it for the world. This person changed my life for the good. Although my heart was broken from losing a sibling it was almost like my heart was being broken as I was falling in love. I always told myself God works in very funny ways!

I am looking forward to 2021 being a time of getting back to normalcy and watching our world regain some stamina again.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

Holidays With the Family?

Should retail outlets close on holidays so their employees can be with their families?


For the past few years, having stores open on Thanksgiving has become a popular trend. The sales have started earlier on the day known as Gray Thursday. Now, the Mall of America has taken a bold stand and is closing its doors on Thanksgiving. They are very excited in giving the day back to their workers so they can spend time with their family.

Keep Reading... Show less

Black Friday: Explained

Time to question this unofficial corporate holiday.

Flickr/John Henderson

On a personal level, Black Friday has always confused me. Everyone just ate a ton and spent all day with their families—why would we want to go out and vigorously shop, fighting crowds? I totally see why other people want to go do it, but I’ve never quite understood the concept myself. While I’ve been Black Friday shopping once or twice, I don’t get that excited about it unless it’s an opportunity to spend time with family or friends. Don’t get me wrong; I am the queen of bargains. Still, I never seem to have the energy to go out into the jungle of shoppers early the day after Thanksgiving, or even immediately after Thanksgiving dinner. Many people, though—including my loved ones—are enthusiastic about Black Friday shopping, and it seems most other Americans are the same way. So, it’s worth looking at the reasons for this commercially-driven, unofficial American holiday.

Keep Reading... Show less

#OptOutside This Black Friday

I am opting to go outside this Black Friday, and I hope you do so as well.

Ross Woodhall

The day after Thanksgiving has always been regarded by many as the beginning of the Christmas season. While not a federal holiday, many people take off work, spend time at home with their families, and enjoy the beginning of the holiday season. This Friday off turned into a prime opportunity to begin the never-ending chore of Christmas shopping. Soon it became one of the busiest shopping days a year, which companies capitalized on by bringing the best deals of the year to this day we know as Black Friday.

Keep Reading... Show less

7 Moments You Only Experience As A Night Owl

Cereal never seemed more appealing than at 10 pm.

7 Moments You Only Experience As A Night Owl

There is almost nothing more annoying in the world than waking up to the sound of an alarm. From the moment you get up until the time you get to bed, you are bombarded with responsibilities. You have to go to work and school, run errands, and do favors. But if you're a night owl then you have an advantage of getting a few more extra hours in the day. Here are seven perks to being a night owl:

Keep Reading... Show less

17 tasty foods to cook in an air fryer

Air fryers are becoming a staple in all health conscious households because of its delicious, yet grease free way of cooking your favorite dishes! We all love a good fried chicken dish, but this is a great alternative if you are eating mindfully.

There are plenty of places that sell air fryers such as Target, Bed Bath and Beyond and Amazon.

Air Fryed Avocado Fries
Photo by: Tatum Oblonsky

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments