Hey there! Here I am again, letting myself ramble on a little.
2020 is finally ending. This was a weird year, to say the very least. It feels somewhat like a “lost year”, so to speak, with everything that happened.
I wonder what 2021 will bring… while looking back at 2020.
There weren’t many highlights this year, but this is what changed:
In January, I finally managed to sell my old apartment and repay my dad for the amount he loaned me to buy my current one;
In March, my state went on lock down. I remember the 9th being the last day I left the house without the shadow of the virus looming so heavily over us, and on the 17th, everything closed down. My job also put us all on vacation for a week, and then working part time for three months.
In June, my brother decided to accuse me of “trying to kill our parents” because I went to their house for lunch. I hadn’t been out of the house since March, but in his mind, I was going to catch COVID and give it to them. Things between us have been shaken ever since.
In July, we went back to work with normal hours. I have to admit working 4 hours day was really good, even with the reduced income. I got to rest and do a lot of other things with the remaining hours.
In September, my now girlfriend asked me if I wanted to become official. I obviously said yes.
In October, my parents completed 42 years of marriage. We had a little celebration at home with takeout for dinner, and they got a special breakfast delivered, so it did get marked.
In November, I turned 38. Ooof, I know, old. My boss talked about closing off the company I work for and moving everyone to his new company. I don’t know how I feel about that.
In December, my girlfriend turned 33 (I forgot her birthday, but she forgave me and I made sure I won’t forget next year), I managed to get my parents a little something for Christmas on time and my brother contacted me, after going whining to my mother that I had blocked him. I had not, by the way. Things are still a little weird. My uncle caught COVID, but he’s doing better and at home. I haven’t caught, and I’m waiting for us to get a vaccine here in Brazil as soon as we can.
And that’s pretty much where we are now… it’s almost 8 PM and I’m counting the time until this year ends. There’s still a lot to do and a lot of problems to solve come 2021. But we’ll get there!
What are your hopes for the upcoming year? Do you have a retrospective post? I’d love to read it!
Happy new year, and see you on the next!