I think many of us are glad to see 2020 go and are looking forward to a new year. 2020 has been a difficult year with the Covid19 Pandemic and the many hardships it caused for people in their jobs, companies and personal lives.
For me personally, I thought the market would not do as well during Covid, but surprisingly it was my best year ever. The market was sky rocketing, housing shortages were everywhere which made it tough for buyers, but a boon for sellers. I was able to keep busy which helped alot to keep my mind off my personal losses.
On Mother’s day, I woke up to hear that my mother had passed quietly in the night at age 91. I was grateful that she went peacefully, but sad that with Covid19 restrictions I was not able to visit her. Later in the summer, I also lost one of my closest friends to non Covid health issues. It was tough to focus with one loss right after the other, but my business helped me mentally and I had something to focus on.
I was extremely grateful to my family and friends who were with me this year, and also glad I had my pups who took me for walks, played agility with me and who begged me to toss a frisbee for them.
As 2020 comes to a close, I hope that you all have made it through this year and have a light shining into 2021. I think the real estate market will still be good for a time and hopeful that the vaccine will help restore us to some normalcy. On the positive note, 2020 did leave a lot of time for reflection, some healing and at the end of the year, the ability to re-focus on moving forward.
Happy New Year!