I cannot wait for 2021

December 30, 2020

Laura Duff


We’ve heard it a million times this year, but seriously; I am dying for it to be 2021. COVID-19 may not be a “thing of 2020” (like we hoped), but it will be hopefully leaving us during the next few months. Personally, that’s not the reason I am so excited.

I have some things that I want to leave behind: relationships, people, frames of mind. It has been a strange year for all of us. There has been so much time to reflect, but so little to reflect on, (since we haven’t been doing the usual version of “much”). I tried to make things work that clearly didn’t for too long because, as everybody probably felt, I was scared of the future - it didn’t look like what it did for me in January 2020.  

My priorities have changed since then. I have gained a sort of confidence that is needed to project me into the possibilities of the New Year. Being a girl in her 20s, approaching the end of university, there are a lot of daunting things crossing my mind. Where will I be at this time next year? Will I have a job planned for after university? It is scary, but on the flipside, I have never been more excited.  

Leaving this year with no relationship and no toxic friendships that I may have started the year with, I feel a weight off my shoulders. I can concentrate on myself properly, for the first time. My new mindset doesn’t care to impress people, I want to live for me. This isn’t a cliché; this is really the way I feel.  

Besides, 2021 couldn’t be any worse than 2020, right? It would take A LOT to disappoint me at this rate.  

Happy New Year!

The team call me the 'mighty Duff'. I'm 19 years old and study Cognitive Science at the University of Edinburgh. Throughout our time together, I'll be writing about topics related to mental health, food and fitness! I'm also a host for the Wedotalk, check them out on YouTube, Spotify or Soundcloud! Down below you'll find my personal links, I make vlogs as a hobby!

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