2020- An unpredictable year

Punit Wagle
3 min readOct 8, 2021

2020 was a roller coaster ride for me. None of us knew how to deal with the situation and panic spread all over. A whole year of uncertainties. No surety on when the world would open up to, I was sad and bored, wished all this to end quickly soon!

Planning 2020 in 2019

I spent a whole month of December 2019 planning my travel journal for 2020. all the places I ever wished to visit and all the delicious food I wanted to taste. Being an adventure-junkie a trip to Rishikesh was on the first on the list in April 2020. And to my dismay, everything changed in 2020. Travel got affected the most and we all were locked up in our homes, hoping this all to end somehow.

Learning the better way

Despite being at home, I indulged my time in pursuing things I always wished to do. To start with, I learnt a few recipes for cooking and prepared various exotic delicacies at home. I learnt cooking is a great stress buster. Not only did it make me satisfied but also the family was happy with the food and taste. I learnt I can be a good cook if I try.

I didn’t want to waste this free time and planned to get some additional knowledge through the internet. I learnt having relevant skills in the market is very important for being self-sufficient in life. I started to surf the internet for various skills in demand and got interested in the digital market. I enrolled on Digital Deepak’s offline video lectures and understood the basics of digital marketing. Learning digital marketing got me interested in bluffing and I paid up for the 100-day blogging course and soon I started my blog.

Apart from this, I was very keen to learn money management. I attended a few workshops on financial planning, mutual funds and the stock market. It further fueled my interest to learn deep into stocks and mutual funds. I got the required training and I am quite financially stable today.

Life was going well. But life pre-covid was much better. Being at home made my mood grumpy at times. I used to procrastinate and be lazy some days. I knew I had to complete a particular course but I used to excuse the availability of ample time and ease my valuable hours into social media or other forms of distractions. My mental health suffered. There was no get together among friends and close relatives which made me feel lonely at times.

Happy that it ended positively

But, thankfully we all sailed through the journey, times were tough. I did try to utilize my time in a more productive way but there were days when I couldn’t leave my sofa and lay throughout the day. Life is very unpredictable. 2020 made me understand the only way to live a successful life is to live each moment to the fullest. You shall seek happiness if you are content and satisfied with your work and efforts at the end of the day.

Did you anytime predict a whole year being locked inside your home? Let me know how you predicted the year 2020 and how it turned out for you?