As Tracey Hirt of Bored Panda points out, 2020 reads like a kindergartner’s first attempt at fiction:
Um, so first an entire continent was on fire. But then there was this disease, and everyone forgot about that. So then the whole world had to stay home. And school was canceled for the year. And a bunch of people got real mad about stuff. And, um….um…BAM! Murder hornets!
We love to hate 2020. The pandemic, lives lost, things we took for granted disappearing like morning dew from a leaf. All we’re left with, it seems, is divisions, limitations, discomfort. And loss. If we had to sum up 2020 in one word, it would be loss.
And yet, that’s only half the story. Yes, I lost my freedom to eat out but had work, thanks to the wonderful people of InSync Media.
I lost my dad but he went in the best possible way. He was on his feet until the very end, was in no pain, and lived a full life.
I didn’t write any new fiction but my third children’s book, Whatever Lola’s Wants, was published in Greece and I published two new books:
- I ghostwrote Fear Begets Murder with my childhood friend, Sam Diego.
- The second was co-written with Rayne Hall. Yes folks, Copywriting: Get Paid to Write Promotional Texts is now available on Amazon! And yes, I will share more details in a future post.
More importantly, we kept our sense of humor, as the following memes from Bored Panda prove.
So, let’s welcome 2021 with confidence. And if we can’t muster any confidence, let’s just fake it. I mean, how much worse can it get? And no, universe, that’s not a challenge…