Looking back at 2020

2020 was definitely a challenging year for a lot of us. For me, it was a mixed one: there were some positives and negatives. But thankfully most of it was positive.

Let’s look at the negative first. This year I applied for 5 jobs, two in web design. Made it to the interview stage for the 3 of them, but didn’t get the job. Although I didn’t get the job, it was definitely a good learning experience.

Now the positives. This year I finally finished working on my novel. Yes, you read that right–finished, after so many years! I got one of my friends to read it and she seems to like it. I will polish it up a bit more following her suggestions and submit it in early January. Wish me luck!

As for learning, I just did one Web Design course in 2020. Still have 2 more to go. So, I will try to get them done in 2021.

I achieved my goal for content creation for this year. I wrote 5 online articles, meeting my goal of 5 for 2020. Photography-wise, 43 of my photos were accepted, surpassing my goal of 20 photos.

2020 was also a good year for my health. My shoulder tendonitis finally healed. I was able to work out with heavier weights again. I managed to lose some weight and had my cholesterol down the lowest it’s ever been. Still slightly high, but near normal.

2020 was a year filled with rejections, but I had some success with my writing and other creative pursuits as well as online learning. More importantly, I became healthier in 2020. So it wasn’t a bad year after all.

Christmas Cheer

Merry Christmas! This photo was taken on December 19, 2020 at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library. The modern Christmas tree originated in western Germany.

Queen Anne’s

Wild Carrot (Queen Anne’s Lace) at the end of season. This photo was taken on November 8, 2020 in Cataraqui North. The leaves and stems smell like carrots when crushed.