I think we’ve all faced the storm before but it seems like this year, everyone is facing the same one. We’ve all had to go through significant changes in 2020 and all our lives have been affected one way or another. Over the past few months, our routines have changed and our jobs have gone remote. We’ve been staying home more and grown to be afraid to be outside. Looking back to 2019, we’ve definitely had to adapt to a whole new world. Have you ever stopped to wonder how we did it?
How did we do it? Are we as humans just susceptible to change? Are we equipped to evolve in such a drastic way? Do we set ourselves up for the future because we can’t trust our present? I think if we’ve learned anything from this year it would be that truly anything can happen. And no matter the amount of preparation we do, we will still face obstacles. But I don’t think that’s necessarily a bad thing.
“So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?” — Hunter S. Thompson (American Journalist)
What I’ve come to learn is that without the storm and the obstacles it brings us, it’s hard to appreciate what we already have. We spent all our time going from one thing to the next but barely leave time to reflect and think about how far we’ve come and what we’ve accomplished. It’s cliche, yes but it also is the truth. And if you think about it, isn’t that the meaning of life?
We are all given this opportunity to do something in this world and we might as well live our life to the fullest, doing what we love and sharing it with our friends and family. At least, I think that’s how I want to lead my life. We are all in charge of it, so we might as well strap our boots on and brave the storm together.