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2021 Words of Encouragement

Updated: Apr 13, 2021


Although this year has not been the best year for everyone including us. Most of us made it through. And that's an accomplishment that we all should be proud of. And there is no shame if you are still struggling. You are not alone there either.⁠

If we can learn anything from this year, it is that determination is what we all need to get through the long days. No matter what awful thing we are all going through, determination is what keeps us living for better days. Better days are out there. If not in January, then later. What's important is to keep that determination up and become stronger and ever.

This year personally, I have dealt with the death of a parent, having to pick up multiple freelance creative jobs to offset the inability to sell at big events, failure in relationships, adjusting to quarantine life and so much more. It has not been the best year. But with that said, it was also a very positive one too with so much personal growth. I learned so much about myself in such short amounts of time that I almost lost track of the progress I had even from earlier in the year. I don't know what 2021 will have in store for me, but I know that as long as I always keep my head up, the disappointments and failures that comes my way won't impact my world/ life as much. This is how I show life that I'm here to stay and I will not be pushed around by life.

One of the things that kept me going was determination and music. I would say the one album that really made this year a lot better and kicked my creative drive was Dua Lipa's Future Nostalgia album. I can spend a whole day just talking about it in depth. But ya'll need to check it out if yall want more glimpses into my life.

2021 will be the year of redemption. Once things start opening back up, what I know everyone will do is not take things for granted again. I will not.⁠

I'm so excited to experience what this year has to offer and I hope to see everyone again in person. ⁠

Keep up the determination everyone. I believe in every one of you. <3⁠

- Johnson Do⁠


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