Twenty twenty vision

As we say goodbye to 2020, I find myself reflecting on the year that I lived through a pandemic, a pandemic where the end doesn’t seem in sight.

2020 is a year that came with a whole new set of challenges. It was a year that challenged each person mentally, physically and emotionally. It was a year that changed our view on life as every day came with a reminder that life is fleeting. Today you can be smiling and healthy and tomorrow you can be struggling to breathe simply because you left your home to buy bread and milk.

2020 is a year that has left me questioning my dreams as my dreams are from a world that no longer exists. A world where the possibilities were endless, where I was free to browse through stores for hours and hug my grandparents without questioning all that I know. A world that no longer exists.

2020 is year that has made me realise how blessed I am. How blessed I am for simply having a family and a home to feel safe in.

2020 is a year that has taught me to prioritise the people I want in my life. It has taught me the value of being surrounded by good people, people that leave you with your heart feeling full and a belief that things will get better. It’s all about the people you can sit and talk nonsense with for hours, laugh with until your stomach hurts and scream your favourite songs at the top of your lungs with. It’s all about the people who you can rant to about anything, the people who you can text at 2am and they provide solid advice and the people who are simply there whenever you need them.

2020 is a year that has taught me to let go of people. Not everyone is meant to be in your life forever and that’s okay. Life is too short to spend your time with people who drain your energy.

2020 wasn’t a lot of things but it was unforgettable. From dalgona coffee to houseparty to reading eid salaah to turning twenty one in lockdown. I’m thankful for it all and I make dua that twenty twenty one brings us better days filled with happiness and health with our loved ones and an end to this pandemic.

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