2020 is Hindsight
Updated: Jan 3, 2021
The saying is actually, "Hindsight is (always) 20/20" meaning that it is easier to reevaluate past actions or decisions than when they were initially made or done; things are clearer or more obvious when they are reflected upon. Turning this old adage backwards feels pretty representative of how this year has gone for many of us. Not only backwards, but topsy-turvy, chaotic and even frustrating and sad for so many. But as I reflect on this past year, on this, the last day of 2020, I want to look at ways that events in 2020 have maybe helped us reflect on our lives and circumstances. 2020 has been hard for many, no doubt, and it has also given us some real opportunities; opportunities to slow down, pause, reflect on our priorities, maybe even make some necessary (and hard) changes. Perhaps we've connected in ways that we normally wouldn't when we're so focused on staying busy. Yes, I know the stats on increased depression, anxiety, feelings of isolation and increased domestic violence that we've experienced over the past year and I'm not trivializing those things, they exist - AND - so do opportunities for real connection, intentional, authentic connection. So, as I reflect on 2020 (in hindsight) I have found some good things to hold onto. I hope you can find some good things too.