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  1. Happy Panda says

    I haven’t really learnt any new life skills – I have just learnt to survive through it all – the good and the bad! 🙂

    I did manage to save money but I think that was more forced than out of choice. 😛

    Hopefully 2021 will be a year of growth for me. 🙂

  2. beth says

    as hard and horrible as it has been for many reasons, I’m happy to see your positives. all challenges cause change, and for me, I loved the slowing down of busy lives, I saw this with my students and their families, as well as my own. a return to spending more time together, without worrying where else one need be, or what they need to do.

  3. imifarm says

    I’m glad this wasn’t everything I achieved in 2020 and that you found a positive spin. The part about hobbies is so true. The main skill I have learnt is survival and to keep on picking yourself up when you fall down 💕 xx

  4. Jay-lyn Doerksen says

    One of the most recent lessons I have learned is a little more personal I guess. I am passive aggressive when I am angry or upset. Instead of saying ‘I feel like a.b.c……because’ I will snipe something like ‘I will ask for a card to get in because it seems to bother you so much to have to let me in.’ Found out a friend instead of telling me he was going away this weekend with his girlfriend I learned about it in our mutual group we are in. And while we are not in a relationship we are friend friends it still really hurt that he had not been upfront with me. When saying good morning this morning I was short and snippy. I realized it and went back to explain that it hurt me to find out this way. As well as in the group about their relationship. It is easier to pretend that feelings don’t exist than actually deal with them. However you asked what I learned. And it took me until Dec. 28/9 to even make that connection. And I cried. I thought I was crying because of the hurt that I was feeling but I think I was crying for myself and this truth that I am assimilating. LOL I have done it again love absconded with your comment section and my stories. Have a wonderful day. Might be a good idea to just go ahead and get the coffee before you read my comments. 🙂

  5. Michelle (Boomer Eco Crusader) says

    I’m not sure I’ve learned any life skills but I have learned the value of slowing down and appreciating the little things in life.

    For our young people, although they might not realize it now, adapting to online learning is a valuable life skill. The ability to be a lifelong learner will be critical to their future employability and survival, more than it has been for any previous generation. Most of that learning doesn’t take place in a classroom.

  6. missybeelondon says

    Omg patience, this year. But during this quiet time I am taking the opportunity to reflect on aspect of life this year. Netflix is so good. But i do miss going to events and live entertainment. Guess zooming will be around for a very long time (zoom). I am still trying to get and type up blog posts, so January I don’t have to do too much and focus energies on other things.

  7. Shahrin says

    Here in the UK —we have the same variant of the virus, so that’s a worry. But trust me about “patience” and “cooking”.

    I love this post✨🤗 xx

    • Shelly DS says

      Thanks for reading Shahrin!
      I hate to say it but I think you guys got it from us 🙈 All the same, more lessons to learn with the extended lockdown, I suppose?

  8. Jane Tawel says

    Very nice. Great life lessons here. I too hope that each of us and the world can not only hang on to important lessons but keep moving forward in the good ones. Thanks for a great post and Happy New (almost) Year! Jane

  9. nirajshah2003 says

    I loved this post! I think a life skill I learnt is the importance of perspective and taking a step back, putting things in perspective has helped me stay sane for sure!

  10. Introverted Thoughts says

    Those are pretty amazing lessons!! I don’t think I’ve picked up anything new, but I’ve definitely realised a lot many things and I’m grateful for many of them. Best wishes for 2021! Let’s hope it slides smoothly 😂

  11. Lady B says

    Yeah, patience is definitely one that I can say I had to learn. Prior to the start of the pandemic, I was used to having the house to myself all day for almost 9 months. Everyone doing school and working from home shook up everything I’d gotten used to.

    I’m grateful that my family and I went through the process of paying off our debt many years ago, so the saving part was something we were already used to. However, my husband no longer having to pay for parking five days a week for work, plus the need for less gas in the car was a huge blessing!

    There is always something new to learn and if we can’t appreciate the virus for any other reason, I’ll definitely tip my hat to it for that.

  12. Markus + Micah says

    I love this post because it is a fresher perspective on this year. Congratulations on your growth this year! I am particularly grateful that you started your blog and we found you. On to a better year!


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