Goodbye 2020, Hello Positivity!
I do not think that many of us would report this being a "good" year. Many of us have experienced ups and downs, anxiety, depression, loneliness, and loss. Despite this, we have tried to focus on the positives and celebrate the small wins. I was hopeful that coming back from maternity leave in February would be great. I would be able to get out of the house again, do the work I love, and get back in the swing of spending time with others as well as enjoying time with my family....... Then COVID hit.
I got the family time, but not in the way I wanted: a newborn at home, along with two school aged children trying to do virtual learning, and my husband trying to work from home. It was a lot. Then I was diagnosed with cancer and needed to have surgery. COVID continued to push back the surgery and I was finally able to have it in May 2020. They were able to get all of the cancer and the adjustments have been difficult. Each day I try to focus on what I can control and see the small positives. I am hopeful for better situations for all of us soon. We just have to be patient and focus on what we can and never forget the impact of a positive mindset!