06 Jan What I Learned in 2020
What I Learned in 2020
1. Even though, I consider myself an extrovert x 1000, I actually enjoyed stepping back a bit and being more introspective.
2. I have always had an easy time adjusting to change. I adjusted to most things in 2020 related to the pandemic pretty easily. Again, I said, “most.”
3. I found it fun and interesting (at times) to try and find new ways to do old things. The cool thing is that in many cases, I liked the new ways better and will keep quite a few of them.
3. I learned to ask questions boldly. If I didn’t understand something or if I just needed to know the why of something, I asked. I didn’t always agree with the answers, but I asked. That has always been a tad hard for me. In the past, I have accepted what was thrown at me too easily at times. It’s okay to want to know the answers. To get the answers, you have to ask the questions!
4. I learned to shoot videos for cooking segments on YouTube in my kitchen by myself with a cellphone propped on a ladder (so that the height would be correct). Extensive time went into the choreography of it all because I tried hard to cook through it with no edits. The surprising part was that it turned out pretty good and I still get requests for some of the recipes I cooked and shared online. (Hey Food Network…give me a call)!
5. Perspective became my best friend. You know the quote that says, “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” #truth
6. Making a conscience effort to delve even more into God’s Word was the greatest gift I could have given myself during this time. It kept me grounded.
7. I would like to purchase stock in Zoom.
8. I learned that at least 98% of Americans have their doctorate degrees in Covid-19, politics, history, and now the vaccine. I never knew we were all so smart in so many areas. (I love sarcasm).
9. We are some opinionated people and love to be heard and we have a very hard time accepting that others with conflicting opinions believe their truths as much as we do ours and that we are NOT always right. What????
10. I love working in ministry. Always have. But I loved it more during this time because it gave me vocal opportunity to be a hope giver in a fearful world.
11. God through it all has been good. He has been faithful. He loves us more than we can imagine. He has a plan. Period.
12. I am ready now to move into 2021 and hopefully back to some normalcy but I pray that the lessons I learned through a pandemic in 2020 will not be lost or forgotten as we move ahead in the next months away from this. What a shame that would be to forget too easily.
So….what did you all learn in 2020?