2020 was a bugger. The year of loss, of change, of ‘unprecedented times’.
The year we locked ourselves in to keep safe, keep away from others and keep away from a ‘normal’ we once knew.
Keeping sane became a struggle, keeping in touch became virtual and keeping up appearances became forgotten.
People started talking, and listening.
Talking about feelings and struggles and mental health became the norm. We were all in this together and support became accessible.
Through a screen, barriers were broken.
Zooms, and quizzes, and random acts of kindness and ‘thinking of you’ trinkets started pouring through the post from people who mean the most.
However through it all, most importantly for me, 2020 is the year that helped me become a mother.