To Not Have "Expectations" for 2022
Start writing a post

To Not Have "Expectations" for 2022

Expectation-Free Zone

To Not Have "Expectations" for 2022

2019-2021 was definitely one crazy ride so far. There’s been so many changes. So many overturns happening ever since the start of the pandemic. The fact that there is now a new variant of COVID-19 doesn’t make things much simpler for us.

Let’s start with 2019. In 2019, we were least expecting a pandemic to come and swiple us off of our normal lives. The pandemic brought a great cost to most of our lives, where we fell into insanity and a fear of the unknown: the COVID-19. As people, we don’t expect something so abnormal that can change everything, to happen on a daily basis.

We have to admit it. The pandemic was difficult for all of us. We often found ourselves struggling to make it through the past couple years since it all began. Schools have been closing, businesses and shops too, it’s been a wild journey for everyone and it still is.

Even if we want answers, some of it isn’t given to us. The hardest thing to do is not have fear of the unknown. Although most of us have already found out through others or the news about where COVID-19 came from, there’s still mysterious undisclosed truths such as why now? Why not a hundred years ago.

I have previously wrote an article about the depths of simulation that we “may” possibly be in, according to scientific and mathematical evidence. Based on different formulas and reasoning, this could all very well be a simulation that we are living in, at the moment. It might not feel like it, but we would never know.

For 2022 to come across as the grand year we are hoping for, there would need to be some changes in our expectations for the New Year. Because we have already been through quite some struggles in the last couple of years, it’s only human nature of us to want something good to come out of this year. But we also have to keep in mind that we don’t know when this will end and if things are going to stay the same or become worse in 2022. The mysteries of it all causes us to feel “small” and as if we are stuck in a void that keeps spinning in one direction.

Most people associate the New Year with positivity and happiness. None of those are things to be left out in the star of 2022 but there is also a small part of reality where we will have to admit to ourselves that this is not “all” that we can have. Because of the unfinished business with the pandemic and even other possible problems coming onto the surface as the years pass by, we can’t limit ourselves to thinking that there will only be “good” in the world, when we know that more than half of the obstacles we have faced in the past few years are nothing close to the definition of “good” that we all know.

Although people say, “life is what you make it,” some challenges are just almost unavoidable. Let’s look at this pandemic for example: we can’t say that the pandemic wasn’t a challenge for us all. Even if we tried to think optimistically in the hopes that it will all go back to normal soon, the things we hear and see could make us think otherwise in a split second.

Report this Content

The Birthplace of Basketball

The NBA Playoffs are here. It’s kind of funny that my history kind of started out in the same place that basketball’s did too.


Basketball was originally created by James Naismith, a Presbyterian minister who taught P.E. at YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts. He invented the new game to keep the young men occupied inside during the winter. Borrowing ideas from rugby and a game he used to play as a boy, “duck on the rock”, he thought of nailing up boxes to throw a ball into. He couldn’t find boxes so he used peach baskets instead. The rest of the rules he made up in about an hour.

Keep Reading... Show less

I Met You At The Wrong Time

At least, that's what I keep telling myself.


I met you when I was in middle school and I thought boys still had cooties. I wore flared jeans, Aeropostale shirts, and had the dorkiest braces ever. I cared about what other people thought of me, and I definitely cared a lot about what you thought, too. You were older, and your friends made fun of me when I talked to you. I pretended it didn’t bother me, but it did. I sat two rows in front of you in class, and constantly tried to think of reasons to talk to you. Your hair was a curly mess. It still is. You graduated from middle school a year before me, and I missed you. I don’t think you even knew my name.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Problem With The NBA

Is the NBA losing to College basketball for some sports fans?

New York Times

The annual ESPY award show put on by ESPN was created to reward athletes from around the world for their hard work, skill, determination and more. When Former NFL superstar quarterback Peyton Manning was hosting the ceremony, and in the opening of the show, he absolutely shredded NBA champion Kevin Durant’s move to the Golden State Warriors to create what many sports fans called a “super team.”

Keep Reading... Show less

Why I Don't Believe In Religion

I used to be comfortable with religion, but now I'm uncomfortable.

Rebecca Jarrett

I’m not one of those people who doesn’t believe in God because“if there was a God, why would He let such horrible things happen?” Saying that because sometimes bad things happen, there must be no benevolent higher power, to me, makes about as much sense as saying that because sometimes it gets dark, there must be no light.

Keep Reading... Show less

In Honor Of Mental Health Awareness Month

An open discussion on how much we need an open discussion on mental health awareness

Ashley Wen

Odyssey recognizes that mental well-being is a huge component of physical wellness. Our mission this month is to bring about awareness & normality to conversations around mental health from our community. Let's recognize the common symptoms and encourage the help needed without judgement or prejudice. Life's a tough journey, we are here for you and want to hear from you.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments