Goodbye, 2020

In 2020, billions of people wore a face mask to walk outside for the first time.

We've had to comply with full lockdowns, limited gatherings, and ever-changing curfews. We've reduced our travels and kept our trips as local as they can be. Christmas hasn't been our traditional holiday—a sense of fear and anxiety accompanies our gatherings with friends and family—and local restrictions forced many to spend salient dates apart from each other.

This publication is the last of the year, and I wanted to shift my focus from the bad to the positive, highlighting some of the good things I take from 2020.

At the turn of 2019, I published Twelve Grapes—a short reflection on temporal landmarks and New Year's resolutions. A few months later, I shared A Year of Transformation—a podcast about what I learned and changed in 2019.

I miss traveling and meeting with people face to face without the fear of being infected or infecting others.

As we enter 2021, companies and individuals will benefit from improved skills to work virtually1, yet I can only wish for things to get back to "normal."

Goodbye, 2020.

Happy New Year!

  1. During the lockdown, I bought a 4K webcam and a green screen and set up my computer to record and live stream lectures and tutorials on YouTube. 

December 29, 2020
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