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2021

some thoughts on the new year

So…2020’s over (finally). Despite the craziness of the past 365 days, I’m so grateful I launched my dream platform last year. I built a team, website, and Instagram, and spent hours researching and creating captions, graphics, and blog posts.

I want 2021 to be a year of creativity and growth for me and Protecting Planet A. Although it’s full of uncertainty, I also think it’s full of hope! I’ve noticed how eager people are to leave 2020 behind, but also keeping their expectations low for the new year. The problems brought to the forefront in 2020 haven’t gone away overnight, but 2021 provides a “fresh start”, and signifies to many the closing of a hectic and unprecedented chapter.

2021 has to be a year of climate action, because we are running out of time to stay below 1.5 degrees Celsius of global warming. I would love to aid Gen Z’s mobilization this year toward demanding climate prioritization in government.

For me, 2021 is going to include a lot of grinding to meet my goals. I want Protecting Planet A to expand to other platforms. I also have pageants, college visits, and environmental advocacy to do!

Usually around this time people say something like “cheers to making this year the best year yet!” But I doubt expectations are that high. So “cheers to making 2021 better than 2020, and a year of gratitude, hope, and faith!”

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