December 31./ New Year’s, New Bloggers

Isn’t it funny how New Year’s brings in new bloggers? I think it’s wonderful that there’s a still an interest in the online writing community. Writing longhand just feels more right to me – like there’s space to breathe.

As is popular to do around this time, I thought I’d put down a few words about 2020. A year ago, I was a lot more lost than I am now. I felt caught up in other people’s lives. Work stressed me out. I constantly thought about my previous partner. My best friend and I were fighting. I contemplated leaving my job. Last December was a lot of things…

Before COVID hit in March, I was making a lot of decisions about the direction the year would go. After consulting my local astrologer, I decided to stick with my job. To stay with my job, I had to move from Honolulu to Pensacola.

Planning a move during a global pandemic was stressful to say the least. Hawaii had strict quarantine rules and I needed to fly my cat home for the move. I bought plane tickets to fly, just to find out that I couldn’t. I ended up flying my sister out. The move was a lot more expensive than I thought it would be.

After the movers took my household goods, I decided to take a vacation to the Big Island. Which ended up being a big mistake. It was expensive. There was a pandemic going on. A hurricane came and I had to fly back to Oahu early. It was miserable.

Eventually though, everything worked out and I was able to move to Pensacola, get settled, and retrieve my cat. Everything isn’t perfect but I did make it through the move.

I think, in many ways, this year was not what I expected. It shook everyone in a different way. I was very fortunate to have kept my job and to have been able to move. I would never wish a year like this on anyone else. But I’m not the same person that I was a year ago.

My best friend and I worked it out. I’ve been able to work through emotional trauma from last year. Work has changed. It’s not rosy, but it’s different. I don’t know what 2021 will bring but hopefully we’ll find out together. Hopefully more blogging together! Happy New Year’s!

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