I debated even creating this recap of 2020 because honestly, who wants to remember this crazy dumpster fire year especially after living through it? There were toilet paper shortages, shut-downs, a never-ending election (seriously, why is it still GOING ON?!?), and my own case of COVID.
But the more I thought about it, the more I decided that I need to celebrate the good AND the bad. I love reading my recaps from previous years. It’s so interesting to see what I celebrated at the end of each year.
Check out my previous years if you are interested!
- Recap of 2017 (from my old blog, SamiM Adventures)
- Recap of 2018 (also from SamiM Adventures)
- Recap of 2019
When I first started to think of the highlights, I honestly was worried there wouldn’t be any! But despite being homebound for the majority of the year, I have many milestones to celebrate.
By far, my favorite highlight of 2020 has been adopting my dog, Ruby. She has been the best quarantine buddy ever this year and is a literal angel. Seriously, she doesn’t bark, is fully house trained, and she requires is constant love and affection.
- Made lots of homemade things: Pasta, strawberry jam, canned green beans, and chow chow to name a few. The last two are my photos featured on the Georgia Grown site!
- Tons of socially distant Georgia State Parks visits! My favorite one was trudging through the canyon floor of Georgia’s Little Grand Canyon – Providence Canyon.
- Lots and lots of family time. We sequestered together at the beach. At the mountains. Each Sunday at lunch. Every holiday. We were pretty much together all year.
- Went on a 3 National Park tour in Montana & Wyoming with my mom and it was just what I needed. Snowstorms. Gorgeous Montana sunshine. Abandoned ghost towns. Giant waterfalls. Lots of nature this year really.
- Not necessarily a highlight but I got COVID in late October and had to quarantine! Honestly, it was not that bad for me since my symptoms were mild but I still have not fully regained my sense of taste and smell and it has been 2 months so far. If you ask me the worst part of my year, it’s not being able to smell or taste garlic. Truly terrible.
- Lastly, I read 135 books this year. Some of them were meh and some were FANTASTIC. I had a lot of free time. #NoKidFlex 🤷
Listen, 2020 has been hard for all. We may have lost loved ones. We probably have had to cancel trips. We may have lost income. It’s hard. But give yourself grace because you survived.
Cheers to a new year! See you in 2021!