Wondering Wednesday – 2020 Impact

Posted December 30, 2020 by thebeccafiles in / 13 Comments


Wondering Wednesday is a new weekly post started by my wonderful blogging friend Jessica over at A Baker’s Perspective. The idea is to give readers a chance to get to know the blogger behind all of the book reviews and other blog posts. I think this is a great idea and I’m glad to be a part of the fun 🙂

Question: Looking back on 2020, what is something that had a big impact on you?

Admittedly this is a question I didn’t much want to answer. The easy answer for everyone would be Covid. There’s no doubt that everyone has been affected in some way, shape, or form in varying degrees. To say that this year has been a difficult would be an understatement. You may have noticed that I have taken a back seat when it comes to blogging quite a bit this year. I’m not as social visiting and I’m not as regular posting. My reading hasn’t been the same, though thankfully that’s starting to get back to normal and I’m able to focus again. I know there are local people that read my blog, but I’m not sure how regularly, and believe it or not this is probably still able to come as a surprise to some both because of the Covid distancing and the way things have been handled. My husband and I have been separated since May. Not that I would wish it during any other time either, but I wouldn’t wish going through something like this on anyone the way the world is right now. In the beginning it granted privacy, but it has also made isolation harder. While I’m still dealing with a lot of emotions in my life right now, I do have to admit that while I’m obviously upset by the betrayal, at least I now know. And the only obedience to God I have control over is my own. I am not going to post details here. I’ve been quiet on other social media as well. I’m still figuring out what my new normal will be in a world that’s not normal itself. I have no intentions on quitting my blogging, but it may take me a while longer to get back to the full swing of things. I know I haven’t been sharing as many reviews lately, but hopefully that will start to change as I’ve been able to back into reading more.

I have said MANY times this year, that God knew I needed 2019 to get me through 2020 and I can’t tell you how true of a statement that continues to be. Many of my bookish friends that I met and hung out with last year have been a HUGE support to me this year, and they’ve been the sunshine I needed on my rainy days. If you’re one of those friends—thank you, from the bottom of my heart. I thank God for every single one of you <3 I don’t know what I would do without you.

What’s something in 2020 that had an impact on YOU?


13 responses to “Wondering Wednesday – 2020 Impact

  1. Kay Garrett

    Like I’m sure so many, Covid really affected 2020 for us. We are seniors with a bucket list of places we wish to see before age and health prevent us from traveling. So many trips were cancelled after months of planning in 2020 and 2021 doesn’t look much better right now for travel.

    IN 2020, I lost another specialist that I dearly loved both professionally and personally to retirement due to Covid. I knew she was going to retire at the end of the year, but with a husband with chronic healthy, Covid made her move up her retirement date. Sadly, it happened at a time that I didn’t even get to say goodbye. With cancellations and moving appointment dates, I finally got in last week to meet my new doctor. I think it will be a good match. I guess time will tell. As you get older though it’s harder to change doctors when you have had one for years who knows your problems and what works for you. I laughingly say that I hope I got young enough ones now that I will out live their professional careers.
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  2. I’m so sorry you have had such a difficult year. I have heard so many people have had heartbreaking things happen this year of all years. My sister got a divorce after 30 years of marriage. My husband fell of the roof and had a total of 18 rib and back fractures 2 weeks into the shutdown in March. I hated not getting to be with him in the hospital. My mother went into the hospital the same day my husband did and ended up coming home on hospice. I spent time with my sisters taking care of her and dad until she passed away in July. Those two events were hard, but I must say that the outpouring of love from friends and church family was overwhelming. It made those times easier and I found such joy through those special relationships. I also self-published a book this fall and it was so good to learn how to do that and feel like I accomplished something good during 2020. There is always good to be found in the midst of struggle. Thanks for sharing your heart. I am praying for you!

  3. 2020 has been rough, but it’s also been a blessing. My best friend died in September and with being in So. Cal where the lockdowns have never lifted it’s been hard to help her husband and kids. My best friend and her husband take care of his 80 year old parents. COVID is an actual scare for their household. So I haven’t been able to hang out and hug her kids like I’ve been able to their whole lives. It’s really rough. But 2020 has also been a blessing in that my family has grown super close. This is the first time in my marriage that my husband and I are on the same schedule. It’s been nice getting to be a family.

    • I’m so sorry for all that you’ve gone through this year too. Sending you hugs and prayers. I’m glad you’re family is able to enjoy your time together at least

  4. britt

    Wow – thank you for sharing. A huge impact in my life in 2020 is the teacher writer group I joined in June. While I always felt like a “secret closet writer” who lacked confidence, I have grown so much in taking ownership of my writing identity. Wishing you abundant blessings and peace in 2021!

  5. 2020 has been a rough year for everyone and I am so sorry for what you have been dealing with Becca. I have a friend that is dealing with cancer and I am her driver to any and all appointment she has. I have come to cherish the time we have in the car together as I can not go in with her to her appointments. I lost my husband to cancer 4 years ago, but to see what these patients are going through with isolation and quarantine give me a new respect for human strength, faith and resilience.

  6. Ellie

    I’m so sorry to hear of the extra tough year you’ve had! Isn’t it amazing how God knows what we need and he gave you a 2019 to prepare you for 2020? I hope 2021 is fabulous for you!

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