Thank you, 2020.

It’s finally 2021. I am 100% positive that everyone highly anticipated January 1, 2021 after 2020 threw us so many curve balls since day one- literally.

Although I could not wait for 2020 to be over, I also accepted the fact that nothing magical would happen once the clock struck 12 on NYE. Here’s what I realized :

“New Year, New Me” is so lazy, but yet still so popular. In the past I was guilty of waiting on a new year to start fresh. A new year will not magically erase the problems you’ve had in the previous year [thank God for growth]. I know for certain 2021 will NOT be different and there’s very little magic in a new year, however I do believe that there is so much more magic in my ability to make new decisions that would yield better results. Let’s sign the petition to change it to “New Mindset, Anytime of The Year.” ;)


“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly...”

If you can relate just smile- because I do every time I think about the uncertainty I felt since March until one day it all clicked for me.

2020 transformed me in many ways, more than once. During the first months of 2020, I had so many things planned I just knew that 2020 was my year. I was extremely happy in a role in my career, I made travel plans with friends and family to finally explore with zero obligations -YOLO-, and I was eagerly taking steps to begin grad school that summer. Everything was perfect, or so it seemed until the pandemic hit. I had to shuffle so many plans I was looking forward to. Very disappointed as I sat with myself for many days so confused and uncertain of what my future would look like. Finally adjusting to the new normal of working from home and going grocery shopping as self care, my mental alarm [that was finally on snooze] went off. Just before my 25th birthday I felt like I was running out of time and the pandemic definitely made that alarm even more resounding. “God I just don’t understand. Please speak to me. What are you doing?”

“As you do not know the way the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything.” Ecclesiastes 11:5

God’s plan is always best. He sees way more than we can see- beyond our imagination. He works in ways beyond our comprehension. God definitely heard my prayers and questions and He made it clear to me what He was doing in my life. I can’t put into words how God made it all make sense. I realized that 2020 was just what I needed. A’s what we all needed. Crazy to say, but TODAY I don’t know where I’d be without ‘Rona. I am even more happier in a new role in my career, enrolled in graduate school and I’ve had the chance to travel like I had planned early 2020 BC (Before Covid lol).

[Confession: I’m low key still not satisfied with my 2020 adventure/travel lol]

BUT Still...

I think 2020 has trained many of us to make the best of everything and DON’T take anything for granted- quality time with your loved ones, being employed, once in a lifetime opportunities and [most importantly] building a relationship with God.

2020 definitely sparked a flaming thought of “do it now because you never know when you’ll get another chance.”

Remember: However you survived 2020 is worth celebrating.

Cheers to 2021 🥂 not because 2020 was such a trying year, but because 2020 taught me so much, and gave me so much to be grateful for. My biggest take away remains that there was so much more magic in my ability to make new decisions that would yield my best results.

Cheers, again, to 2021! Toast to:

• Another Year Older and Wiser

• More opportunities

• Making up for missed quality time with our loved ones

• Greater COVID recoveries. Far less deaths

• and restriction-free travel (a girl can dream).


Well I’ve made it to the end of my first post, and I am so proud of myself because I’m finally overcoming a fear that I’ve had for so long. [Although I am literally cringing and a bit embarrassed LOL.] For years I’ve wanted to start a blog and just share my thoughts on a platform beyond my besties’ inbox.

Here I am.

I hope you resonated with this- hit that heart button and comment if you did! I look forward to sharing more...

xx KRJ

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