Mahalo and Aloha 2020

Dear 2020,

I had to be sure. I had to be sure to not write this in advance because I needed definitive proof that you were effectively put to rest. And here I am. Alive, but with scars nonetheless. And the impact you caused mankind over the last 12 months can only be so coldly explained as, it is what it is.

But YOU for sure…were the cruelest of moments. I thank my lucky starts that I didn’t fall into quicksand because it very much felt like the world was disappearing right beneath me. Our response to adversity is what will define our generation. And thus far, despite the chaos, I do very much see light at the end of this tunnel. And I am at peace knowing things will never be the same…again.

It honestly baffles me. Pages from MCU forced its way into our reality. I’d be lying if I said Thanos had nothing to do with this horrific year. Spearheaded by a global pandemic, a recession, civil unrest and political divide you forced me to either do nothing…or choose a side.

So let it be known that today…I’ve chosen.

I choose to be David rather than Goliath. Live and let live. I choose to accept that tribalism will always exist and to read between the lines, rather than judging an article by its title. I will show up each and every day, to try and fail rather than not trying…at all.

I’m here to look at my family and friends as family and friends again, rather than family and friends that voted for him or her. I choose to trust the results from observations and experiments over a period of time. But I have no shame in admitting that I’ll look up at the heavens for a bit more.

This past year has been too much for me to comprehend. But TLDR is a short-sighted technique in understanding just what the fuck happened in the last 365 days. Although once again, Einstein would enforce that time is simply relative, today is the day I disagree.

Today is officially my Day 1. There will be no other Day 1. This is it. And whatever becomes of it from this day forward will also be it is what it is but with one silver lining attached. I will always remember the struggles and hardships made, carry its pain and see it through.

As long as I am of sound mind and body, I will continue.

Mahalo and Aloha, 2020 🤙🏾