We’ve finally reached that time of year that always seems to come around too quickly. We’re left wondering where the year went. How the previous 12 months flew past us in the blink of an eye. We’re ending our Blogmas run by coming to you with a Christmas message.
It’s no secret that 2020 has not exactly been the year that everyone expected. This year has been tough for everyone, but some considerably more than others. People have lost their loved ones; their jobs; weddings have been postponed; travel plans cancelled; and many have feared for their safety and security. We think this really puts things into perspective for those of us fortunate enough to not have to worry about those things.
We’re not going to dwell too much on covid. When people think of 2020 for years to come, I’m sure covid-19 will be at the forefront of everyone’s minds. However, if you saw my recent post of my 2020 highlights, you can see that so many positive things have happened for me this year as well. Thinking about the year as a whole, most would probably say it’s been a crappy year. But putting that blog post together really reminded me about how many wonderful achievements and milestones happened in 2020. You can find that blog post here: http://www.emgoingplaces.com/2020/12/12-months-and-12-pictures-my-best-2020-highlights/
Jess and I have actually had a pretty amazing year. We both moved out into our own places, both got new jobs, started this blog together, and even managed to sneak in a short getaway during those few months where things were almost normal again.
Gratitude is something that I’ve really worked on during 2020, and I even kept a positivity journal to reflect on the positives in each day. Going forward, I urge all of you to do the same. Expressing gratitude is not only important for achieving goals, getting better sleep, and reducing stress; but it also releases dopamine and serotonin which ultimately makes us feel really good. After expressing gratitude, your mood will immediately be improved, and you’ll feel more relaxed and happy.
Starting this blog was one of the best things we did in 2020. It gave us confidence, made for a perfect distraction from all the uncertainty in the outside world, and introduced us to so many other people with the same hobbies and interests as us.
After today, I’ll be taking some time off from the blog until the new year. Posting for 25 days straight is actually pretty difficult, even if I did have some help from Jess haha!
To conclude this Christmas message we would just like to say one thing. That is, may your 2021 be filled with love, kindness, and prosperity.