It feels like 2020 rolled over into 2021 without a lot of fanfare. At least to me it does. Starting with September, every month felt like it was making up for lost time, squeezing in all of the things it missed during the quieter months earlier in the year.
Then the new year rolled in quietly while we sat on the sofa with an old friend. It feels a little like whiplash, to be honest. But in the same breath, it also feels like pushing away from the table after eating a really big meal with a sigh of satisfaction.
I’ve never been particularly good at transitions, but I know how to put my head down and power through a situation for a period of time. The final months of 2020 each presented their own challenges that required more of me than I thought I could offer on several occasions.
So, the last several weeks have been a bit quieter around here, and I missed a few deadlines I set for myself. However, as I reflect back on 2020, I can honestly say that I feel more fully present and whole than I have in a really long time. It proved a year full of surprises and changes, but it also became a year full of growth. I’m grateful for the gifts that I discovered hidden in the midst of a confusing and restricted world.
I’d love if you’d join me for a little recap and a bit of reflection. It helps me keep perspective when everything seems upside down or spinning faster than I can keep up with. I hope it helps you do the same.
A Few Fun Facts
Here are a few stats for how 2020 shook out. Everything counted was a finish, not a WIP. Not too terrible for an otherwise questionable year all around!
Mini quilts: 8
Miscellaneous stitching projects: 13
*This includes the three tutorial series broken up into individual posts.
Have you counted how many projects you finished in 2020? I bet you’d be surprised!