Happy New Year friends, Sara here! Here is hoping 2021 will be nothing like 2020. Read this wonderful essay by 9 year old Sia Patel from Ranchi about how she is ready with fresh positivity to greet the new year, even after a very tough 2020.
Sia Loves reading books and writing short stories. Her dream is to publish her book of short stories for kids and become a famous writer. She loves dancing and plays squash. She is a student Loreto Convent, Ranchi
2020 wasn’t as exciting as I thought. It was more like a prison but it was good spending quality time with my parents, my sister and my pet dog. In this pandemic I hardly bothered about day, date, and month because everyday seemed the same to me.
Soon online classes started. Initially, it was boring as no one understood the instructions given by the teachers. They did not mute themselves and time was wasted. We could not talk to our friends which was the worst part. If it would have been school I could have played with them at lunch break but there was no school so no playing and mostly no talking.
Soon we made a friends group on mobile and we started doing zoom meetings but that also did not happen often as our parents restricted our screen time. Because of this pandemic, I wasn’t able to meet my new class teacher or my new friends in the class.
I did get to learn many new things while staying at home like doodling from a book by Liz Pichon known as TOM Gates. I read lots of books, yes, a total of 31 books! Few things were really fun doing while staying at home.
What I missed most was celebrating festivals like we did earlier and vacations to a new place. Everything was restricted with a limited number of friends and relatives. I even lost my grandfather in September this year due to his illness. I miss him so much. He loved and pampered my sister and me a lot.
The only thing that was good this year was I got my first pet dog, Bingo. He is very cute and mostly a good friend of mine. I had so many plans for 2020 with my friends. We had already discussed our ideas for celebrating our birthday parties with different themes but nothing could be executed because of coronavirus. We did most of the celebrations virtually this year.
Now that it’s time for the year end of 2020 so let’s welcome 2021 and say goodbye to 2020. Let’s stay strong for facing all the problems in future and hope that 2021 brings lots of good time and positivity to everyone.
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