I think we’ve all had our fair share of “lessons” that 2020 has taught us, whether we wanted them or not. While I’ve had plenty of serious realizations myself, I’ve also discovered quite a few on the ridiculous side. These are things that can only be described as 2020 epitomized.
Lessons Learned in 2020
- You can, in fact, live comfortably as a hermit. There are enough services available now to bring you anything you need so that you really never need to leave your house again.
- It is possible to run out of TV shows you actually want to watch. And you can also find the end of the Internet, where you’ve seen and read everything that you can see and read.
- I should have bought stock in Zoom. Missed opportunity for sure.
- My flaw of forgetting to cancel monthly deliveries from Amazon Prime actually kind of worked out for me. It turns out that I already had a stockpile of Clorox wipes and toilet paper before Covid-19.
- Retail therapy is not nearly as satisfying when it’s all done online. We really do need Target in our lives. I’ll never take you for granted again, Target!
- Getting a puppy will exponentially increase your stress. I cannot emphasize this enough. Do not get a puppy unless you’re ready for more of your stuff to get destroyed.
- I am the worst “homeschool” mom ever. Teachers deserve to be paid a million dollars. Full stop.
- Do not EVER ask if things can get any worse. Enough said.
- People are the worst. See: the comments section on any social media post.
- People are the best. See: health care workers, first responders, and all the people reaching out to their neighbors in love and kindness.
Everything that 2020 put us through is mind boggling when you look back on it. It certainly taught me some strange things that I’m not really sure I needed to know, but now I do anyway. Regardless, I’m taking this info into 2021 and hoping for the best.