What has this year made you learn about yourself?

How good I had it last year.

At the end of the year last year, I was really struggling with depression and generally being burnt-out but was otherwise a functional adult. I took what I had for granted.

I had a loving family that I would come back to my hometown and spend time with during the holidays. I had a rising career in a pretty prestigious company. I was finally going out into the city and socializing for the first time in my adult life. I had just gotten a really nice car in November. PS5 was just around the corner.

2020: January, my brand new car is totalled from flood damage, and then It was all downhill from there. Being in isolation in a city away from my support network of friends and family made my depression even worse. I started drinking very heavily to cope with my issues, which is just a catch-22 and dragged me further from reality. Since the beginning of the year I've lost relationships, I lost my job, I've destroyed my health - I've thrown away a lot of the future I had envisioned. I find it difficult getting out of bed most days. Shows how much life can flip on a dime.

That being said - I know a lot of people have it worse off than I do, so I try to support others whenever I can during these truly challenging times.

Keep going, my friends - Things will get better.

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