2020 Here We Come

fireworks showing in iPhone

2020 is approaching quickly. We’re an hour away from welcoming the new year and with that a new decade.

As I’m lounging on my bed, swiping through my newsfeed—because that’s what you do on New Year’s Eve—seemingly everyone had just posted an article titled What I did in 2019 or some such.

I don’t seem to have done much the past year to speak of (publicly). I’ve done a bunch of woodworking projects and learned a lot which is cool and all but nothing to write home about. This part of my life is still to shake out.

It would have been an unspectacular year if not for that one development that might shape the rest of my days: I fell in love for the second time in my life. And I fell in love with the same girl I fell in love with for the first time in my life. And until September of this year, we hadn’t seen each other for three years. But this is a story for another day. I only mention it because it leads me to the meat of the potatoes and also this post. Here are my plans—if you can call’em that—for 2020:

boy wrapped in Canada flag

  • Sorta move to Canada to live and create a life with my partner. I say sorta, not because I’m not sold on the idea but because I’ll technically be a tourist for the time being. I’ve been living the life of a nomad for half of the decade, my partner likes her freedom and we are consciously taking it slow. But mostly we don’t want to bother with all that bureaucracy at this time. I won’t be taking on any jobs in Canada and I will be leaving the country before my visa runs out. Just in case you were wondering.

  • Build a career for myself that doesn’t involve being employed. That’ll be interesting. Hopefully, I have more to say about this in the future.

  • Build a cozy place to live in. We’ll be living in a gorgeous space but it’s not genuinely ours and we’d like to create our own. We won’t be building a house or anything that grandiose but rather work on ideas on what a comfortable and most importantly private living space for us could look like. More on that after the ice melts.

  • Help my partner live her dreams. She recently started a business of her own which I’m super excited about. It’s hers and I want it to stay that way but help to the best of my ability. And I can’t think of anything more valuable to do then helping a loved one realize their dreams.

2020 marks not just a new chapter but an entirely new part of my life. I hope I’ll have the strength to cruise through it smiling and meet every challenge with high potential.

I’m grateful I found a person I can share this time with and who’s dreams align with mine. Needles to say, this won’t just be another year.

— Nik