It May Be 2022, But It Isn't 2020 Too.
Start writing a post
Lifestyle

It May Be 2022, But It Isn't 2020 Too.

Life is full of opportunities. Don't let them rot away.

66
It May Be 2022, But It Isn't 2020 Too.

We can all agree 2020 was a crap show. Life was stripped out from under our feet all within a days’ notice. Many unknowns haunted our thoughts. Anxiousness reigned over our lives. Normalcy became a thing of the past. We can all agree that no one knew what to expect anymore. As the year went on, more and more activities began opening back up. Eating out existed again. Parties were once again planned. People began to explore the world again. Life seemed to have come back to a sense of routine. The world was no longer afraid of adventure. It felt amazing to be able to have that mindset once again.

I'll share a quick story. It is tail end of the year 2020. By this point, I was back to working my normal hours and hanging out with my friends. As anyone else is at this time of year, I was looking to make New Year's plans. My boyfriend at the time didn't want to see me, so I decided to go my friend's house in Maryland to ring in the new year. It was a night I'll never forget. The cable wasn't working, so we made our own ball drop within half an hour of it being midnight. My friends and I had a funeral for 2020, because let’s face it, it deserved one. To top it off, we even walked across the frozen lake the next day. We ended up getting so much snow and ice, that we had to stay an extra day, which only extended the festivities; this quickly became one of my favorite memories.

I say all that to say, to not let anyone or anything hold you back from adventure and exploration. I didn't let my relationship at the time hold me back from a good time with my friends. I didn't let the world get me down, even when activities were limited. I had my moments just like everyone else. I doubted where my life was going, just like everyone else. I just chose to stand back up and cease the day. It is now a new year; 2022 to be exact. Don't let it be another 2020. Take the risk. Step out of your comfort zone. Seek out adventure. Every day is a new day to do so; don't let it waste away.

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

I Didn't Know That I Would Lose My Best Friend To Her Boyfriend

I didn't know that you would stop doing the things that make you happy. The things everyone used to judge you for. You are the type of person who does things on YOUR terms and now they're on his.

571
I Didn't Know That I Would Lose My Best Friend To Her Boyfriend
unsplash.com

As your best friend, all I ever want is for you to be happy. Because as best friends, we know exactly what makes the other happy. I know all your weird and quirky lingo. I know how much you hate certain foods and most of all, I know the things that are important to you in life.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

How to Celebrate Valentine's Day Without a Valentine

You know YOU are not determined by your romantic status

4741
How to Celebrate Valentine's Day Without a Valentine
https://www.southbostontoday.com/celebrating-valentines-day-in-southie-next-thursday-of-course/

Although the most romantic and love-filled holiday is right around the corner, it's important to know that Feb.14, the middle day of the shortest month of the year, doesn't need to be determined by your current romantic status. With that being said, you can either choose to sulk over the fact that you're single or you can make the best out of Valentine's Day without even having one.

Here are a few ideas to celebrate the day:

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

7 Fun Facts About The Eiffel Tower

The iconic landmark is reinventing itself with a splashy new color.

7764
Eiffel Tower

Soon, the 2024 Summer Olympics are coming to Paris, and the Eiffel Tower will be in the spotlight.

Embedded so much into Paris's identity, the iconic landmark is no stranger to historic events and world-class gatherings over the years. It is sure to shine again.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Blue Skies Weren't Always Blue

You don't just start as the person you are meant to be; there is a journey full of ups and downs that mold a person, so this is my journey.

6417
Blue Skies Weren't Always Blue

Overall I'd love to say I grew up a happy overly enthusiastic child that was taught to love herself and be loved by everyone else, but I can't say that and I never will. My smile wasn't always as bright as it is today, but this is the story behind my smile, the story about how I got here to the happiest place I'll ever be. I'll begin at freshman year of high school.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

The Heart Wants what the Heart Wants

Just remember sometimes it is gonna hurt, whether we want it to or not!

8259
The Heart Wants what the Heart Wants
Where to start...... Let me start with the cliche that life throws us curveballs and what we do with it is what counts.

One day he walked into my life. UNEXPECTED! And one day he walked out!

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments