Unexpected turns in 2019-2020 happened, we had no idea about the things that would be happening to us and humanity, but not just 2020! 2010 and 2000 had some surprises also. I can remember when I was 15 years old the confusion that happened in 9/11, all the sadness in the world was present. Growing old we have experienced social injustices, viruses, social movements, wars, conflicts between religions and nations, new rulers, presidents who are rude and have no good leadership, plus all the great people that passed away and left a legacy to us.
We had no idea, now we are here 2021! First month almost completed. Goals, dreams, hope, faith but also the side of sorrow, sadness, worry, disappointment, social anger, and tired to go back to the “normal”. Now the new normal is wearing masks and never shaking hands with anyone, the new normal is “I will see you tonight in my webex for a quick meeting with my PJS on”. The new normal is “I feel unsafe around people without masks” or “I am not wearing my masks because I am strong”.
Having pointed out all these things, what would you tell yourself from the past? I know all these experiences have made us stronger, but what would you say to you as a kid? or as a teenager? what would your best advice be? how would you prepare yourself for 2021? what would you do different? where would you go? what would you not do? these questions can be answered now, they can be passed down to your kids and family, but most importantly, these answers can change your life today. Do not allow yourself to regret the past, instead have the courage to chase your dreams and change your life today with a small action towards what you dreamed when you were a child.