Today is the last day of my holiday vacation. This is the first time since I became an adult that I haven’t traveled for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Compelled to stay home by the pandemic, I spent time recharging. I’m not happy about not seeing my family, but this quiet holiday was a much-needed break after a hectic 2020. The year was full of so many extreme changes that I think I was mentally worn out. The unusual holiday gave me a chance to recover from 2020.
Change is good and I embrace it, but 2020 has taught me to be aware of the magnitude and number of changes and the time frames they occur in. I’m sure 2021 will be another year of change, but I’m hopeful that it will be more moderate.