2020 was easily the craziest year in the books. I wasn’t even sure if I wanted to do a cheesy “end of year recap” post but decided that it was necessary to recognize and appreciate all of the good and the bad things that happened this year. This year brought a lot of change— internally and externally. 

I want to start by acknowledging some of the lows that 2020 has brought:

  • Not being able to finish my senior year of college with my friends by my side 
  • Not being able to walk in a graduation ceremony
  • Not being able to say goodbye to professors/people that shaped my college experiences
  • Difficulty finding shadowing/intern opportunities
  • Being unemployed after graduation for months
  • Resurgence of my depression and anxiety
  • Lost hope in humanity
  • A pandemic that showed me how individualistic our society is
  • Preventable deaths

Despite the lows, my year was filled with so many highs:

  • Finishing my Bachelor’s degree and graduating
  • Moving back home
  • Quality time with my parents
  • Getting a job at a fantastic hospital 
  • Getting to be present and see my brother get his white coat
  • Starting this blog which helped my mental health tremendously and was one of my biggest goals for so long
  • Getting off of my antidepressant medication
  • Applying to graduate school programs
  • Taking and receiving the score I wanted on the GRE
  • Realizing who my real friends are

In 2021, I want to be less restricted. I don’t want to necessarily set goals that are strict or rigid, but instead change the way I approach change. Changing my mind to think of change as something that I GET TO DO rather than something that I HAVE TO DO. Having the ability to improve my body, my mind, and my spirit is something I want to be grateful of.  I want to spend 2021 doing more things that bring me joy.

So going into 2021, I want to:

  • Better my physical health 
  • Build a sustainable routine 
  • Drink more water 
  • Eat less processed food 
  • Drink less caffeine 
  • Read more books
  • Learn a new skill 
  • Continue blogging/journaling
  • Spend more time outside
  • Listen to new music
  • Take more time for me

What are some of your 2021 goals? Let me know in the comments below! I also want to say thank you for the support and followers of this blog. I couldn’t be happier with the direction this is going in ❤

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