At first, I wasn’t inspired to write a blogpost about saying goodbye to 2020. No doubt that it has been a strange year. One that we have grown tired of.
For many people, there has been terrible suffering. Loss of loved ones, reoccurring illness, fear, and conflict.
Economic hardship has hurt millions and caused the loss of many institutions that we have come to know and love. Yet for others, the pandemic has been a windfall. Against all odds, my business, real estate, has fared well.
If nothing else, the pandemic has taught us new ways to work, and new ways to live. It has also brought us a greater appreciation of what we have and what we need to survive.
Unfortunately, when the clock strikes midnight on January 1, 2021, little will change. The recovery will take some time. Like a new baby, we will have to learn about life and living in a world that has changed.
Never again will the saying “Hindsight is always 2020” be more profound. 2020 will be in our rear-view mirror. Yet, history will never let us forget 2020. Still, it is time to wave goodbye.
So, to 2021, we welcome you. We can only hope that you will be less remarkable than your predecessor.