Folks send things in to the paper all the time and I love it! Getting to see the things that are going on in the community that people care about and want to share is one of the best parts of my job.
Yesterday was one of those great days. It was also one of those days where I was a bit confused for no apparent reason all day long.
For some reason I couldn’t quite wrap my brain around how the event being shared with me could have been shared when it hadn’t occurred. The spooky part was that this was about a memorial for someone who had, or based on my reading, was going to pass away in two days time.
After reading the information three times to myself and then once out loud I realized that the memorial was from 2020 and that it is now 2021.
So, learning from my confusion, make sure to remember that 2020 is behind us. We made it through and are now a week into a new year; granted it will most likely take at least two or three months to get used to changing that zero on the end of the date to a one. Let’s let 2020 stay in the review mirror.
Looking forward into 2021 we should all keep in mind that hindsight is 20/20 and should stay that way. We have learned a lot about ourselves, our communities and our country in the last year. Moving forward we need to keep up with our successes while also trying to learn from our confusion and mistakes in order to keep our vision clear all the way through 2021. It will take work from all of us, but like they say, hindsight is 2020.
Alanea White is the editor of the Moose Lake Star-Gazette. She can be reached by email at email@example.com