Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 303 – Goodbye 2020


“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.”

Paulo Coehlo

What a quote, Spidey, thank you!

This is the last Serene Spidey of a year that has been far from serene.

One that we will all be thankful to say goodbye too.

But there is plenty to look forward to, as well.

This year has sapped my energy in more ways than I can explain. I lost my writing mojo in August, then being in school, dealing with pandemic issues, as well as teaching… and juggling work and safety, with keeping my own school age children, and their grandparents, safe, too. It’s been too much.

We’ve seen and heard of loved ones being unwell, some losing the battle to stay on this earth with us. It’s been heratbreaking.

I’ve surrounded myself with good books to read, and learned the fun of binge watching series, and surfing various streaming sites for obscure films, when the endless Sky channels are filled with mindless reruns.

But, it’s not all been bad, has it?

For me, I published my first novel! If I can’t remember 2020 fondly for that, it would be extremely sad.

I also got a promotion of sorts, and now am responsible for a team of eight staff in my department, and up t one hundred children aged 3-5… I never thought of myself as management… there is still plenty of the year for us to mess up, but so far, so good…

And, give or take a few hiccups, we have redecorated our first home inside and out, and started the hunt for our forever home!

I’ve hated not being able to choose when I see my family and loved ones, but the connections have definitely been made stronger with those we love, via phone, video-calls, and thoughtful little gifts.

There have even been new additions to the family that we haven’t been able to meet, yet.

And, though this virus is still spreading, mutating, and causing other issues, there is finally a vaccine… That’s good news, too.

And now, we are on the brink of a new year.

It’s not going to be perfect, straight away, but the chance for betterment is there, for us all.

I’m not one for making resolutions.

If I am honest, if there is something that needs doing, I find it’s better to start when the urge hits, but one thing I want to try and do, is to finish my first draft of book two, within the next year. (Sooner, rather than later, hopefully!)

So, if anyone knows where my muse is hiding, you know where to send them!

So… tell me, what are your thoughts on the new year?

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Have a peaceful Sunday Peeps.   

28 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. thereluctantpoet
    Dec 28, 2020 @ 17:42:08

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

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  2. OIKOS™-Editorial
    Dec 28, 2020 @ 01:15:02

    Fantastic, the emoji with antlers Lol Sis, you are so true, and we all were able to read how famous you had managed this year, under Covid-19 issues. Congrats to this. Now we looking forward, with hope for a Covid free life. A restart into a wonderful new freedom! I am looking forward for the Bloggers Bash 2021 too. As i told you in the past, i will try to visit. If i remember Erika will do too, and we will have a musical meeting. 😉 Best wishes, Sis! Enjoy the last days of this year, with yours and a lot of fun too. Michael

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  3. johnrieber
    Dec 27, 2020 @ 17:05:50

    As you rightly point out, 2020 was a year we will forever discuss as the “dark time”…personally as well as our society in general. Which mean that we will make 2021 the year of the comeback…”the return of the Jedi” if you will…it can happen if we all work together, respect each other and stay focused on the light at the end of this yearlong tunnel!

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  4. syl65
    Dec 27, 2020 @ 16:54:16

    A new year, new beginnings but even tomorrow is a new beginning🙏🏽💜

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  5. Jennie
    Dec 27, 2020 @ 16:52:38

    Hear, hear! Your optimism is refreshing and contagious. There is always a bright side. 2021 has to be better. Like you, I’m looking forward to the year ahead.

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  6. willowdot21
    Dec 27, 2020 @ 16:10:21

    Just a visit, a hug a kiss, a meeting with family and friends ….a some point in the future. 💜 To answer the phone and not expect a problem. 💜💜💜💜💜

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  7. TanGental
    Dec 27, 2020 @ 13:18:38

    I’m keeping my pecker poised to be as up as possible.

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  8. TanGental
    Dec 27, 2020 @ 11:57:24

    I have this day dream that has me at the cricket with my son and after play ends i head to the theatre with my wife and daughter… sometimes it seems uikeky but 2021 may just offer that propsoect

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  9. Steve Tanham
    Dec 27, 2020 @ 09:34:00

    A shared thing, Ritu… here’s to the new ‘hello’, and, of course, the letting go that precedes it! 😎

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  10. Carol anne
    Dec 27, 2020 @ 07:16:10

    I really hope 2021 is going to be awesome and its looking like it will start out well for all of us!
    this year has sucked!
    But your right, reading, binge watching tv shows and movies, what could be better!
    Happy new year, Ritu! xxxx

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  11. whatifweallcared
    Dec 27, 2020 @ 05:14:43

    Yes, such a year.. but a good year to put things back in proper focus.. and a year that has revealed, sometimes sadly, who people really are..
    For 2021, to sit peacefully and follow His lead.. to stand up for what’s right and quietly point out what’s not.. to reach those lost and alone, especially the homeless youth.. 🙏

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