The year 2020 has been happening for everybody across the globe!
The year was off to a roaring start like every year - January and February were normal. I made my annual Shirdi visit as well. Things took a turn in March. Towards the mid of March, people moved into house arrests - shutdowns first affected the education industry, followed by the complete nationwide lockdown.
What followed was Eight-and-a-half months of Work from home. The pandemic taught many industries that every industry could have a bit of work-from-home. The most slow to change academic industry adopted online teaching methods as well.
2020 is the year with lowest travel in my recent times. 2020 is a turning point year for me - a lot of changes in me, that would manifest itself over the coming years. I expect travelling to be lesser in the forthcoming years as well.
I got to spend a long time with my parents, and also watch my kid grow up - from the time she started crawling to her making her first steps. It was lovely see her little teeth come out, and what not. The time I got to spend with my family was perhaps the best part of the pandemic. People lost jobs, took paycuts, and the year was a mess - I had my own share of problems as well. All said, 2020 will go down as a memorable year - and a year of realization. I realized the real faces of some people around me - learnt new lessons on life!
As we turn pages into the new year, I really hope and pray all the 365 pages of this new year are filled with memories and lovely experiences!