By Orall Cornelius
I will miss 2020
I need to be humble, because I know there are people who found 2020 hard. They lost friends & relatives and suffered financially or in other ways. I am mindful that I could be next. But I am grateful for many things in 2020.
In 2020 I was grateful that:
I had a job, my employer is doing well and I maintained my salary
At the same time I reduced my outgoings (e.g. travel costs & eating out)
This meant I could save and make overpayments on my mortgage
The stock market fell, I bought cheap shares and the market has now recovered
With no commute I had more time for family, focus, hobbies and projects
Leaving the EU so far hasn't been the trauma many predicted
A historical perspective helped. Compared to the suffering of those in the past (e.g. WW2) I can't complain.
I was also prepared to some degree: I know that recessions are a fact of life (see article).
2021 should be the year of recovery. Memories of 2020 will fade. People seem to quickly forget (think London 7/7).