#theyearwas2020

Turbulent

According to Cambridge dictionary, Turbulent is defined as involving lots of sudden change.

Trying

This year is also a trying year for me. Given my resilient self, I redesigned the way I did things and I made new experiences, friends and hobbies. I definitely rolled with the punches.

The Meaning of Marriage Book by Timothy Keller

Transformative

💡I learnt more about who I am

I learnt that in such an ever changing transient world where an instance of a pandemic shakes up the lives of many emotionally, financially or even mentally, I wondered deep down in my heart on what can I be anchored to, so that when storms of life come, I would not be shaken.

“Knowing who you are is vastly more important than knowing where you are going or even what you can do. Because he is your Creator, God has quite a bit to say to you about who you are. And who you truly are carries within it the revelation of what you could be.” — Lisa Bevere

💡 I understood more on what matters

This period left me more physically alone (also more online hoho). I had more alone time to myself more than ever before because of the lockdown. With that, I had the capacity to deeply reflect on myself, people and things around me.

💡 I learn how to embrace the uncertainty of life head on with hope, peace and joy

Summarized nicely from yearcompass.com, there are only three things you can control — your actions, words and how you handle your own emotions.

Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” — James 4:13–15

Everything else is outside of our humans’ control or power. Yes, I obsessed and worry about about too many things that I have no real influence over. I was worried over my job change, church transition, getting a house, finances , relationships with others, my health, how valued am I and whether I am good enough.

🙏🏼 Closing Thoughts

If one day my child asks me, “Mama, what was it like back in 2020?” This post would perfectly sum it all up and do all the sharing on behalf of me.

“The ultimate measure of a person is not where they stand in moments of convenience, but where they stand in moments of challenge, moments of great crisis and controversy.”

— Dr Martin Luther King

We cannot deny but we saw the best skies during the Circuit Breaker period :”)

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