Honestly, could the end to this year come any sooner? I mean we’ve endured A LOT in 2020. I remember getting a card last January with people toasting to a new and exciting year. “Thank God 2019 is over” people said. Hahaha.
Little did we know.
Tomorrow when the sun comes up, it will be a new day. A new year. But will things really change? Won’t we still be making resolutions only to break them before the first of February? Won’t too many people be upset about the inauguration that we might have turmoil in the streets? Most people in our nation won’t be vaccinated. The economy is not likely to be any better on January 1st as it was on December 31st.
So what really, is going to change? Overnight, nothing.
But in the months and days ahead that lead us deeper into 2021, things will change. In Putnam City, our kids should be back to part time instruction by January 5th. That will solve a lot of 2020’s problems for us- food insecurity, internet access, mental health issues- so that’s a good thing.
Whether you voted for him or not, Joe Biden’s inauguration will happen, hopefully providing leadership we need to get out of the pandemic and economic chaos it created.
The vaccine distribution will continue throughout the year, and our teachers will hopefully get it before the general population so we can keep them safe and schools open.
Surely some other good things will happen next year. No matter what does happen, we’ll all do a whole lot better if we temper our responses with grace and humility. Too many folks have been Covinoid (thank you Karen Allen for that one!) and it has broken apart families and caused tons of hurt feelings.
That’s something we can control no matter what else happens next year.
I truly hope that you and your family have the best 2021 ever. And if it’s not, I hope you are able to find the bright side through it all.
Happy New Year Putnam City!
by Jennifer Seal
December 31, 2020