What I Learned in 2020 That Will Stay With Me Forever

2020 was the catastrophic apocalyptic- WTF moment the world showed to prove that life can change in an instant. It illuminated life lessons that only a 2020 year can bring into fruition. With that, here is a random, disorganized, and brain dump list of the lessons I learned this year that will stay with me forever.

  1. Family is everything.
  2. People will always have something to say; it’s up to you to listen.
  3. Being a kind person matters.
  4. Health care workers and front line workers will never forget 2020 and how the world and people made them feel.
  5. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the queen, and I will live my life appreciating what she allowed me to be.
  6. It’s okay to eliminate those in your life who only bring toxicity.
  7. Material things don’t bring value as much as experiences and personal connection.
  8. Always know what the eff is going in your finances because it matters. #debtisdumb
  9. COVID changed my life as a nurse, and I will forever be grateful for my job, PPE, and the value of coworkers.
  10. It’s the daily habits that matter.
  11. No one needs to know how hard you work behind the scenes, and you do not need validation to prove your worth.
  12. I will never take for granted a fully stocked grocery store and retail store.
  13. Invest in a bidet when you buy a house #toiletpaper
  14. It’s okay to fail at goals. Failures=Lesson. And Covid 19-pounds is real. AND it doesn’t matter where you work out, as long as you do it.
  15. The importance of giving grace.
  16. Personal success sometimes bring out the best AND worse in the people around you.
  17. Now more than ever is the perfect time to pursue a passion project.
  18. There are many ways to make money.
  19. Teaching resiliency in children is crucial.
  20. Science, human kindness, speaking out against racial injustice, and the value of connection means everything.
  21. 2020 sucked, but I needed it.
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