2020 is coming to an end.
I cannot be any more happier. Of course, COVID-19 is not leaving anytime soon; however, we all made it through. There are some people who lost their lives due to COVID-19, and my condolences goes towards those families. Hopefully, 2021 can bring some new positive energy. Today, I’m going to share how this year went by for me.
After losing my father two years ago, I finally went back to finish my graduate degree. However, due to COVID-19 I decided to not go back to my original graduate institution. Instead, I applied to another graduate school which my sister earned her undergraduate degree from and is a lot closer to home. The program is fully online so tuition is so much more cheaper. I also enrolled in a whole different program, Public Health as opposed to Biology. So, I am back to square one, but I am fine this. I am not competing with anyone, but myself so as long as I get my degree I’ll be one happy child.
Work has been dreadful and hard on me. I’m starting to see the bad side of my store manager and since I’m voicing out those unequal treatments towards her and the higher ups, relationship at work as been a bit rocky. However, I’m not concerned about it because I still work there and I don’t plan on being permanently there. Retail jobs are just a temporary place for me until I can find a real job.
My new year’s resolution, I gave up on them three months in because I was mentally and emotionally tired. I have gain some weight, but not a tremendous amount as to where I have become a whole new person. I also splurged on myself buying two Kate Spade purses, two charm bracelets, a new phone and new MacBook Air. In my defense, I needed a new phone and new laptop. Of course, I also bought an Apple Watch because it looks so cool, but when I got it I just wanted to return it since it didn’t look that cool anymore. Of course, I kept it. As for the purses and bracelets, I just wanted to buy something nice for me because I never really bought myself anything nice. Money wise, most of my pay checks went towards paying bills and putting food on the table.
I also lost two friends this year. One was battling against leukemia for a long time, due to the virus the funeral had to be small. So, only a few people were allow inside to give their final goodbyes. It was very heartbreaking since she was such a strong and young woman. My other friend, I cut all ties with her. She was becoming this very racist person, someone who didn’t respect other people who had different political views or just general ethics/beliefs. I don’t want someone like that to be my friend. I am person who respect other people’s political thoughts, their ethics and beliefs whether they are wrong or right. I only ask for the same kindness in return. If you can’t do that for me, then I rather be a stranger.
Face coverings mandates were enforced in many states. I don’t have a problem with it, some people do and there is nothing that can be done about. All I have to say is that wearing a face masks means that you are protecting another person from getting the virus. It is not meant to protect you, but another person that you come across. If you are going to say that it takes away your constitutional right, then the other party also as the right to not service you. Take it or leave it. I have been wearing face masks at work for eight hours and it has not been nice to my skin. I have developed irritant contact dermatitis. It is a pain in the ass, but I changed my skin care routine according to my dermatologist which seems to be helping, so hopefully my skin condition can calm down.
I’m going to skip the Presidential Election because I have no words to say about it. In case anyone wants to know, I did vote. That’s all that matters. However, let me just say this everyone has a chance to voice their opinion by voting. So, if you did not vote then shut up and don’t complain about the results.
That is basically how 2020 went by for me, it’s not the best but it has been keeping me busy. Like everyone else I am crossing my fingers for more positivity to come in 2021 and of course I’m looking forward to turn a year older.