• Linda Reid

Good Riddance 2020

I don't usually date my blogs. They live in a time warp with no reference to current events except my age which for the record is now 67. (What the actual hell. I feel like I'm 30.) Anyhoo, 2020 was not a good year for me and not because of Covid 19. I won't go into details because even with my love of sharing, some things must remain private. Let's just say I hope the door hit 2020's bum on it's way out. And that it was very painful.

While coping with 2020 I kept myself partially sane by reflecting on things I have learned throughout my life and applying them to my current situation. The kinds of things that helped me develop strategies to deal with a constant onslaught of events. That is the advantage of having lived for quite a few years. Everyone's life story has enough ups and downs that they can learn from their past. So, I have compiled a list. I love lists. I also love giving advice. It's a win/win!

  1. The same steps that take you down a hallway of despair can lead you into the light. The direction you choose is up to you.

  2. It's better to sing off-key than not sing at all.

  3. A lot of people love me very much. I am so blessed.

  4. Making someone else laugh can cheer you up.

  5. If I do something with kindness it's usually the right decision.

  6. Cough syrup doesn't work.

  7. I am the source of my own happiness. No one else can do that for me.

  8. It's good to have people in your life that will tell you when you are wrong.

  9. I still have a lot to learn.

  10. Just because I'm having pains doesn't mean I have to be one.

  11. Even though I'm an adult, I'm still winging it most of the time.

  12. Anyone who judges you by the kind of car you drive or shoes you wear isn’t someone worth impressing.

  13. If I haven't worn it, used it, looked at it or thought about it for a year it's going in the garbage.

  14. Be constantly reevaluating what you believe. You might be wrong.

  15. Eventually, something you are facing ends but it will always be replaced by something new.

  16. It's called life. Get over yourself.

And that, my friends, is all I've got. For now.

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