2020 wasn’t the best year for me or for anyone. It seems like every month of the year was filled with something crazy. In January, President Trump was in the process of getting impeached, Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gigi died in a helicopter accident, and, shortly after that, we heard about COVID-19 for the first time. We all thought we were going to be okay, but a pandemic started and the whole world shut down in March of 2020. We were all cooped up inside, going outside and wearing masks, living in fear of what might happen to our loved ones because of this deadly virus. For a while it was quiet, until George Floyd was killed. Another unarmed black person was killed. That caused another huge uproar of protests, begging for justice. People lined the streets chanting, holding signs, and wondering when there would be racial equality in the United States. The protests went on for months, and more people were killed, but they never stayed quiet, and continued to fight the injustices that are present to this day.
The pandemic was starting to turn a corner in the United States, and by August, we were able to do a bit more. Around this time, people began thinking about the upcoming election in November. People were figuring out deadlines for voter registration, and people from each side were campaigning proudly for the two candidates. When election season rolled around, there were lots of feuds. Joe Biden (our President-Elect) beat current President Donald J. Trump in the election, winning 306 electoral votes, exceeding the 270 and sweeping the election. By the end of the year, Trump was trying to recount votes so he could win, but with each recount, he still lost.
Yes, we may have spent most of the year in isolation and most of us haven’t seen our families for holidays or special occasions, but we are going to get through this and 2021 will be better. There is always a light at the end of the tunnel.