Stacey: I wish for everyone to recognize that 2020 was a trial, but like with all challenges, we have a choice to make. We can choose to see ourselves as victims and focus on our anger, or we can use the experience to self-assess, re-prioritize and take stock of all that we have accomplished. 2020 shone a bright spotlight on all that is good in my life and I have never felt more secure in my decisions, my community and my own gifts. I hope that we may all transition into 2021 full of hope, new strength and pride in our resiliency. I hope that our lessons learned will guide our decisions going forward and that before all else, we remember that kindness and community are our superpowers and using them for good is what will help us survive no matter what 2021 throws at us.
Amy: My wish for 2021 is a fresh start. The magic of a new year for me comes with some hellos and goodbyes for the upcoming 12 months. 2021 is an opportunity to look back on the last year and say goodbye to the habits, stresses or outlooks that did not bring you joy, a new beginning to create what you want for the year to come. It is also an opportunity to say hello to new ideas, opportunities and new hope for what you want for your life. We are a world in need for a fresh start this year, let it feel good and exciting and hopeful because there is nowhere to go nut up from here.
Tara: My wish for 2021 is the same as for every year – that my loved ones know peace. Peace is not just the absence of noise or war. It looks differently for each of us but at its core a feeling of calm and acceptance.
Ms. Devine: My wish for 2021 is to get in a better position to trust myself, my actions, my judgements and decisions. I have always struggled to be confident in who I am and the choices I make and I wish for this year to be different. I want to be firm in what I think is right for myself and my family and to trust the paths I take!
Nic: This is a big question to ask. For me, I hope 2020 has taught everyone to appreciate the people around them a bit more, now that we are so separated from them for this small period of our lives. Really, a year isn’t that long. But, it can feel like an eternity by yourself, as I’m sure we’ve all learned! I’m hoping that when normalcy is reached once again that those times where you’re at big family gatherings, or you’re hanging out with your friends around a campfire, you take a big breath in and reflect on the impossibility of that not too long ago!
Steph: A health scare this year has sort of given me a new lease on life. Corny, but true. I wish to make my family’s health and wellness a top priority in 2021. I don’t want it to just be a phase because I was afraid.
Amanda: Employment. Love. Empathy for Others. Hugs.
Allie: I hope that when life returns to “normal” that we do not completely abandon our ability to slow down and appreciate just going for a walk as a family or the simple pleasure of preparing a delicious Sunday breakfast instead of rushing off somewhere. The break from frantic and hectic lives has been the best part of Covid.
Liza: My wish for 2021 is that we will not forget all that 2020 has taught us about resilience, what is really important, and taking care of one another.
Deb: My biggest wish is for peace and love in my life. I’d like to work at repairing damaged relationships with important people in my life, because it is in having them be part of my life that I find my strength to face whatever is ahead of me. With all my children and granddaughter in my life, I can face anything because they are truly my biggest joy. For everyone else… I wish for them to have their best health, someone to love and something to make them want to get up in the morning!
Lauren: That the push towards love and equality becomes something that everyone contributes to in a meaningful way.
Fancy: As an American my biggest wish is unity for my country. It has been a scary and tumultuous year. I’m praying we can learn to put aside our differences and remember we’re all on the same team.
I’m trying my best to pay it forward by dealing hope and sharing stories & tips on caregiving and how to survive hard things. I blog a lot about single parenting my adult twin sons who both have autism, and the challenges we face in surviving the everyday challenges and planning for a future full of unknowns.