The year 2020 was a roller coaster ride for everyone. More than half of the world had to spend an entire year living inside their homes which might not be as exciting as it sounds. While some of us dreamt of having six months’ vacation, turns out that it really is not that exciting. After such an upsetting and heartbreaking year, there is some pressure on 2021, but what hopes do you have for the new year?
Hopes of a final year student:
Personally, I want this new year to make us feel a bit normal. I remember the 2020 batch crying about not having their farewell, but what about the 2021 batch? We nearly wasted two semesters fighting with the internet, network issues, and the adrenaline rush to finish the assignment before due dates. Our entire life is now limited between the different tabs on Google Chrome which used to roam in different regions of Delhi pre lockdown. Since we do not have the luxury to roam freely around north and south campuses, let us hope that 2021 turns to be slightly normal than 2020.
No matter how much the past year was, it really gave all of us some time to think and we shared some quality time with our loved ones. What I took from 2020 was to never take anything for granted, not even going out to buy some groceries. We all had plenty of mental breakdowns but all that pain has prepared us to face anything that life has to offer us now.
2021 is the year of hopes:
2021 is the year of hopes, we hope to have calm and peace, we hope that everyone gets food to eat and a shelter to live in, we hope people are not cruel to each other and we hope that every human being follows the COVID-19 guidelines properly.
As rightly said by Andy Dufrense, in The Shawshank Redemption, “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”
The least we can do now is to hope and put constant efforts to make that hope come true, rather than sitting and just cursing our lucks.
Happy new year.
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