Can you believe we are one week away from 2021?! It feels like yesterday that the world completely shut down, changing our lives forever.
For everyone living through COVID-19, we will forever be in the history books. We are now living primary resources for the Corona Virus think pieces of future generations. But that’s not all this year had to offer.
I wholeheartedly believe that 2020 was the year of exposure. We’ve gained “20/20 vision” into our personal lives, our political system, systemic racism, and even our financials. We’ve gathered so much knowledge about ourselves this year.
I’m sure most of us entered 2020 with the mindset that this would be our year. Little did we know that we would be involved in a pandemic, a reignited culture war, and the most controversial election in US history.
This year has taught me how to be at peace and enjoy solitude. I’m the type who always wants to go out to drink, party and be surrounded by people. However, this year has shown me that I like my own personal space and having me-time. I relish in watching movies, reading, painting and writing in my lonesome as opposed to going out. I’ve gained more insight on what I wanted to do in life, career wise and personally.
In the mist of destruction, I found grace. I was able to relocate to a new state, move into a luxury apartment, and buy a brand new car. I even started my brand, Dre Talks! Hell, I even fully came out to my entire family–aside from my grandma, of course–and that was a huge milestone. None of that would’ve been possible if it wasn’t for God and I am so grateful that this year has pushed me even closer to Him.
I say this to remind you that even if this feels like the worst time in your life, it is only temporary and you will get through it. This year we were able to focus and build up our mental faculties and learn how to cope. We’ve learned that life isn’t guaranteed and we need to tell the people close to us that we love them. Though it’s a bittersweet year, we are entering 2021 with our life and health intact, for which we should be grateful.
As we move into the new year, take all the lessons you have learned and apply it. We know what it’s like to be without, so let’s all increase our financial literacy. We are now in total control of our lives, so the future is in your hands.
Finally, I would like to thank every single one of you who has read my blog posts, watched my YouTube videos, listened to my podcast, and truly supported me. You guys are the reason that I continuously want to put out new content and engage with you. Without you, Dre Talks! Wouldn’t exist and I am truly grateful. I’m wishing you and your family Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!
See you guys in 2021!