That all being said, I want to ask you to think about something: how has this past year,with it's challenges, aided in your personal evolution? For me,this has been the first Christmas I've spent entirely on my own that I actually enjoyed it. I decorated right after Thanksgiving,and have felt the joy of the season,and feel like I successfully passed an important test: to not rely on others to be my joy.to make my holiday jolly,which meant I didn't go thru a feeling gloomy or lonely for the first time since my Dad passed 4 years ago. I've learned to emotionally stand on my own two feet,for which I am thankful. (and no,this didn't mean I was oblivious to the fact many had gotten very sick and/or lost loved ones. Believe me,that continues to be on my mind daily,and I'm very grateful to still be here,and in the present moment,healthy)
I've also come to realize my playing music and teaching others to play online is a gift to others for which I'm grateful for. Once we went into lockdown the first time in March,I offered to teach online via Zoom for free or for whatever people wanted to give. I teach ukulele, bluegrass and clawhammer 5 string banjo,and bluegrass on Irish tenor banjo at the time of this writing.
I started offering this so people who now quarantined at home would have something to do- something to give them joy. (I'm still doing this,BTW so if you're interested, drop me a line on my contact page!) Doing this also was an evolution into the fact I can make a big difference in people's lives from my living room. Being at home all the time has not made me useless. In fact,it's made me more productive!
I have no idea what 2021 will bring as far as further New Years' Evolutions go,aside from continuing to teach and continued personal growth. I have decided to look at 2021 as an adventure into new ways of living,seeing,and doing. Wishing you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year!