Remember when we were at the end of 2019, and we could not wait for 2020 to begin? We thought the world would give us everything we desired and longed for; hell, we deserve it. We knew as a whole that 2020 was going to be our year. Little did we realize that as we started to get into 2020, it would have been one of the most challenging years of our lives.
Who knew we would experience such a nasty virus that took many lives and left people very sick. We never saw coming, another racial outrage and our significant cities burned down to the ground. Who knew that a war was brewing and we would have to do whatever it took to protect ourselves over the Presidential Election. Who knew the darkness was going to be coming over us, and yet the light saved us. We have much that we were not expecting in 2020. Now it is time to pick through it all and leave 2020 in the past. We need to move on with a clean slate for 2021.
2020 started great for me. I was happy, in love, I thought 2020 would be my best year yet. Guess what, it was; here's why. I brought in 2020 with a man who I thought would be my forever person. I could not imagine myself with any other person; however, when Corona broke out, I saw who he was. We were inseparable. I would travel back in forth to where he lived, we lived in different states, but that did not stop us from seeing each other just about every weekend. Like most of you, when Corona broke out, we did not know if we would live or die. So when the world went on lockdown, I packed up my kitties, and we high tailed it to his house. He was not happy. I started to hear and listen to his comments and his encouragement to go back home. When my boss called and said we were essential, I ended up going home. He was never more happy to see me leave as he was that night. His house was cleaned from top to bottom because I was in such gratitude to have been there. As the year went on, he became more distant, did not know what he wanted, and left me on his back burner. Yes, it wasn't easy; I had to come to terms with what was happening and let him go—one of the most devastating things I had to go through. But I am grateful for the experience. I have shown myself I am ready to love someone special.
I had gone through two knee replacements in 2020, not the easiest, but I have shown myself I can go through anything. My second knee replacement coupled with the breakup; talk about a double punch. I was never more grateful to be going through something like this since I was off work for six weeks. I was able to physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually heal. It was not easy; lots of tears fell from my eyes, and many sleepless nights. But I see that I was in a relationship that I kept going until I couldn't. I got to experience the power of bouncing back from my knee replacements stronger than ever, and if I could do that, I could do anything, as well as recover from a breakup.
I also became a Grandmother in 2020. The best thing that has ever happened to me besides bringing my son into this world. I have never been happier and fulfilled as I have been becoming a Grandmother. I have gained such a fantastic family that my son has created. I couldn't be more proud. We did not let the Corona invade the creation of our family, and I have been able to bond with my granddaughter in ways I never thought was possible. To be able to hold that baby and love her. Priceless. When she sees me, she always has a huge smile for her Grammy. We talk and play; I get to feed her and let her fall asleep in my arms. What more could I want?
In 2020, I also had to surrender my two beautiful black kitties. They are two of the most beautiful companions I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. When I would come home, they would meet me at the door. They are not like most kitties; they are so unique, but sometimes things happen, and it is time to say goodbye. Our journeys are mapped out for us, and sometimes, it is part of the Divine Plan. I found a special woman who was looking for exactly what I had, and I was never more grateful to surrender them to her. It still makes me cry to think about it, but they are so happy, and we will always be connected spiritually.
When Corona hit, and the riots started, I saw how strong and healthy I am. I stood tall and strong and started to stand in my power. I refused to believe that I would get sick and that I would live in fear. I chose to continue to live my life no matter what and do it powerfully. I genuinely believe this has gotten me to where I am today. I took the time during the shutdown to continue to work, but most importantly, I chose to do a lot of self-work on myself. I decided to see things from a different perspective. I decided to let go of people who were not serving my highest good and start to live life my way. I can honestly say this year has been a fantastic year for me. Even though it was one of the most challenging years, it has been one of the most rewarding years of my life. I have gotten connected with the most extraordinary people I would not have if I did not do work on myself.
I would not change one thing this year. We have learned so much as a nation and a world. There has been much revealed to us that we have not seen in our lifetimes. The division we are experiencing is Good vs. Evil, and in my opinion, it is the best thing that has ever happened. We need to start looking at 2020 from a different perspective, not a victim mentality perspective. We need to stand tall and become the person we have set out to become. It does not matter how hard it may be; we can do it; dig deep, put our blinders on, and keep moving forward. You owe it to yourself to see how amazing you have become with the year 2020.
Love you all, Just Rita