Posted by Tiffany Staffen on

Okay, so let's be real for a second.


Without a doubt I think that it is safe to say that 2020 was a very difficult year for so many of us.


And as “forbidden” as it is to talk about... mental health was very rapid in affecting A LOT of people this past year. Why is this not being talked about more?

I, for one, will tell you - 2020 brought me loss (more than once). It brought me fear, anxiety, a lot of debt, but mainly brought me pain (both mentally & physically).


However, I have recently realized 2020 somehow brought me strength. I don’t know where it came from. But 2020 helped me find it. This strength was shown in so many ways. It was shown from the angle of a nervous, anxious boss - unsure how business bills would be paid. It was shown in a mother and wife anxious and too scared to leave her bed because the bad news kept on piling up. It was shown in a woman who pulled away from all her friends because not only was she being forced too because of a worldwide pandemic, but she also wanted to hide her pain and suffering from everyone around her.

Because 2020 never got easier, and because I’m a stubborn mule, I couldn’t give up trying. I had to keep going.


If we look around and consider stepping into someone else’s shoes - we may just realize they too are struggling. Fear, depression, anxiety - it shows differently in every single one of us.


So for 2021, let’s choose positivity. Let’s choose support. Let’s choose happy - because if there is one thing in life we can choose. It’s those things.

I’m not a “new year, new me, set goals” type of person. But after 2020 I realized it might be the only thing I have left to control. If choosing to have a positive outlook is the only thing I can do to appear “normal” so be it. 
I will forever choose positivity, because life is only as good as WE make it.


We don’t get to choose every path we cross, but how we cross the path is up to us.



— Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain.

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