I know 2020 has had a bunch of ups and downs (mostly downs) and everyone has had their own experiences. I am curious to see what people answer.
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good thing: 2020 is almost over / Bad thing: 2020
Agree with those about Biden winning the election.
Me: Saved quite a bit of money-trying to retire in 2 years being mortgage free.
Bad: Close member to the family died of Covid-19.
Good : biden is now president. Bad : Kobe Bryant and Gigi died, 2020 became cursed, my cousin got covid, my aunt got covid, my great grandma got covid, my other great grandma died, my sister's piano teacher died. (My great grandma died at the age of 93, and piano teacher died at age 84)
My goods and bads have been:Good: Biden got elected Bad: A huge storm hit and trees fell on my house.
Good: ive found new ways to connect with friends
Bad: Im depressed and want to kill myself
Good: Biden won president Bad: Bushfire In Australia, The Coronavirus Pandemic, Ukrainian Flight Crash, Death Of Kobe Bryant, Lockdown In Italy, The 2020 Summer Olympics, Which Were Supposed To Take Place In Tokyo, Are Postponed Until 2021, Taal Volcano Eruption, PIA Plane Crash, Taj Mahal Incident, Death Of George Floyd, Beirut explosion
Ok after seeing these results, i learned i can be more open.
Good: I un-tangled a huge tangle in my hair with conditioner in the shower, I got new socks (FINALLY) I really love the furry silver jacket i got, my desk is no longer a mess, neither my life, my older brother has FINALLY stopped snuggling me (i think) also, my sister MADE a bookcase, i got an extra pillow, I learned to social distance and be comfortable in a mask, and I got new gems for my jewel collection! Found new music i like, my lil bro isnt the boss of me anymore, i got pretty rocks, I found my real love for art, learned to swim, cannonball, jump in the very steep deep end of the pool, found a game i love, made sven from frozen a depraived character, (idk if thats good) got a sketch book, reached (rounded) 800 pts on Bored Panda and my ear works again!
Bad: (THIS GONNA BE LONG) Covid covid covid covid Covid covid covid Covid covid covid Covid covid covid Covid covid covid Covid covid covid Covid covid covid Covid covid covid ok, Trump Trump Trump Trump Trump Trump Trump Trump anti maskers, new dog on my street tall as me could jump over the gate anytime and bite me cuz he a guard dog, my extension doesnt work Iboss Iboss Iboss Iboss Iboss Iboss, my mom became a monster, got four followers on spotify, new homeless people on street, sending all heir money on drugs and cigars, cold which is good cuz i have a really nice blanket, also good: trumps most-liked comment on twiter is ''I got Covid-19'' so...LOL back to bad: i left my favorite stuff on campus, cuz i thought we wld be back i 2 weeks, UGH my mom said yes on the poll to go back to school, and, my mom wont let me get a cat, (like she ever will)
bad things - no job witch means i a beyond broke. good things- i think i found the love of my life
bad: moving is a lot of stress, my depressions got worse, i need to find a new job in january, i miss concerts and my friends
good: moved in with my better half, my job lasted 3 month longer than planned and i earned good money the first time in my life, i learned a lot about myself
Good: Biden won president
Bad: Hong Kong protests
Australia declares a state of disaster amid large bushfires that have killed as many as 500 million animals.
A U.S. drone strike at Baghdad International Airport kills Iranian general Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi paramilitary leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announces that Turkish troops will be deployed to Libya on behalf of the United Nations-backed Government of National Accord.
Taal Volcano in Luzon erupts, leading to the evacuation of thousands of people
The impeachment trial of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, begins in the U.S. Senate.
The United Kingdom and Gibraltar formally withdraw from the European Union, beginning an 11-month transition period.
The World Health Organization (WHO) names the disease COVID-19.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) plunges by 1,190.95 points, or 4.4%, to close at 25,766.64, its largest one-day point decline at the time. This follows several days of large falls, marking the worst week for the index since 2008, triggered by fears of the spreading COVID-19.
Italy places 16 million people in quarantine, more than a quarter of its population, in a bid to stop the spread of COVID-19. A day later, the quarantine is expanded to cover the entire country, becoming the first country to apply this measure nationwide.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) plunges more than 2,000 points, the largest fall in its history up to that point. Oil prices also plunge by as much as 30% in early trading, the biggest fall since 1991.
The World Health Organization declares the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic.
A passenger train derails near Chenzhou, China, killing one person and leaving 127 injured.
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passes 1 million worldwide.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo reports the first case of Ebola since February.
good- im dating a guy and we talk on the phone everynight
bad- two of my dogs died this year, my only sister that related to me moved out, and my dad broke two different parts of his face
Goods: my best friend is now my boyfriend and i love him so much, Biden got elected into office. Bads: couldn't see anyone over the summer, school is weird...
Bad: COVID-19 and all that stuff
Good: Many people have been kinder and more caring with the lockdown. We have a new perspective on life. The sun still rises and sets. We have clean air (and water for many), we have clothes to wear rather than running around naked, we have the technologies to stay productive and socially distanced, and I could go on forever about how worse things could be.
good thing = more time with family
bad thing = more time with family
Bad: I got depressed. Good: Found out I'm Bi and like anime.
My goods have been that my drawing has improved and I've discovered BoredPanda, My bads have been Covid (of course) my grandmother dying, and having to give up my dog.
Good: I figured out my sexuality and gender. Bad: I'm going to come out on Christmas
2020 has been really awful, but the time alone in quarantine has helped me come to terms with parts of my identity that I wouldn't have thought about otherwise, so I'm very grateful for that.
I left a really scary relationship.
Good: came out to my sisters (both were hella supportive and one even came out to me as well), I’m a senior and after this year I’m joining the navy, 2020 is almost over
Bad: lost an uncle, trump (all I’m gonna say), George Floyd/ BLM(not bad that it’s being finally recognized but bad because it took this much time and death for it to happen)
Good: I've rapidly improved my drawing skills, I can start school at 3 in the afternoon and no one cares. Bad: I'm going insane from doing nothing but schoolwork and drawing, and I really miss my one good friend :(
Good: I’ve gotten so much free time to work on my writing! Bad: corona 😭😭😭
Bad: My 5 year old cat had a massive heart attack died in front of me.
I have PTSD now and can't go in my kitchen, where it happened.
Good: I have started therapy for my grief and PTSD.
Bad: My husband and I separated.
Good: I'm learning to be independent and to live myself.
Bad: My eldest daughter has disowned me and is pregnant with my first grandchild.
Good: She's don't this before and came back once her mental health stabilised. I'm hopeful she will do this again.
This year has been utterly s*@t fir everyone 😳
A bad year isn't a bad life. We've had dark times before and came out the other end. Together we can do that again.
Honestly a lot happened this year. Amber heard's accusations to Johnny Depp, all the fires and storms, being far from family and friends. All the hardships owners of small businesses have gone through are tough. COVID-19 is still a thing, but I may have met the love of my life so Its hard to say that the year is all bad.
Good: I have bonded so much with my sister and my brother, I've gotten a lot stronger, Me and my sister have created a book business... Dreams And Us, Our house is getting renovated, And I've gotten to grow my imagination more than I usually would!
Bad: I have had very creepy nightmares, Im pretty sure i saw a ghost in the corner while looking at my video on Zoom, Trump ruined the USA, Anti-Maskers are EXTREMLY annoying, Millions of people are dying, And pizza workers should be essentail workers its gotten so bad.
My good: talking on the phone and zooming with my S.O and being with my family. My bad: not being able to see my S.O for months and problems with my dad.
Biden is President.
Trump went into the dump.
More time to practice my cello.
More time to watch TwoSetViolin (practice 40 hours!).
I get to play arrangements of my favorite pieces with my flatmates.
I'm stuck at home with my flatmates/friends, who are great but can be a handful.
Orchestra practice on Zoom sucks.
I have to use a crappy old upright piano instead of a concert grand for practice.
Can't use the pianos in the practice rooms at my college, because COVID.
I haven't cleaned my room since March.
I left my sheet music on campus.
I have to listen to my flatmate play Paganini on his violin for hours and hours.
Trump still exists (I guess he made it out of the dump).
Can't do string quartets without a viola (my flatmates are both violinists).
The acoustics in our apartment sucks.
My flatmate Rowan is a dork.
My other flatmate James is an idiot.
We've been eating takeout for the past few months because we have no time to cook in between school and work.
My room is a mess compared to my friends'.
Australia's on fire again.
I was planning on going to the Sydney Opera House this year but that's canceled.
My horrible parents have tried to contact me. Bastards.
There's still white supremacy.
I was going to perform at the Boston Symphony Hall but that was canceled.
Karens at the bookstore I work at complaining why we don't sell shirts. SHIRTS. In a bookstore.
The actually nice people are named Karen.
My college went full virtual.
I ran out of bow rosin a few months ago and I keep on forgetting to get some more.
I keep forgetting that I need to replace my cello strings.
It's so f*cking cold here in Boston.
Good: Doctors now seeing you when your appointment is for now and you don't have to deal with a packed waiting room full of people coughing and talking loudly on their phones. I like that everything is less peopley in that regard. Bad: My father passing away alone in the hospital covid wing because of visitor restrictions and the staff stealing the wedding ring he wore for 59 years and making my mother suffer even more.
With all this time at home I have had time to figure out that i'm bisexual :)
2020 has been a TERRIBLE year. The only good thing is we don't need an excuse to stay home and carboload.
Good: We have defeated Trump. Bad: People are dying faster than before.
I've decided to list 3 good and 3 bad:
1. I got to experience online school, more online shopping, online... Everything.
2. I graduated from elementary school and am now in middle school.
3. I've become part of history. We know that the great Coronavirus pandemic will go down in history and be put into textbooks, and I get to tell my children stories about my life in the pandemic.
1. Millions of people are suffering from COVID
2. I've missed graduating and I'm supposedly going to miss my entire first year of middle school, and I've missed out on basically everything.
3. Celebrities whom we all loved have died (Kobe Bryant, Chadwick Boseman, etc.) and I lost my innocence (most of it, anyway).
The bad that happend was that I got really ill, but the good thing is, we know what it is and it is treatable.
Bad: Caught Covid
Good: New neighbor barks like dog and pretends to be a homeless person to scare away raccoons every night
Goods- I got a rottweiler puppy and I got to spend time with family..
Bads- Covid obviously. I have only seen my best friend of 8 years twice since March. I can't go to school. I didn't get to go to amusement parks, fairs, movies, or haunted houses. My best friends dad went to jail.
Good: I haven't had to make a single excuse to avoid socializing or going out. Also, buh-bye Trump.
Bad: So many deaths, and devastating long term effects to be suffered by so many survivors. Economic struggles for so many. Mental health struggles for so many.
Bad thing: two of my roommates have been sick since /literally February/ with something the doctors cannot figure out (4 covid tests all negative).
Good thing: I'm finally on a route that isn't making me literally suicidal.
good - I still have my job : ). bad - i have had two disciplinary this year : ( .
Good: FINALLY WE BEAT TRUMP, I made a gum collection, which is growing, also I got a leopard outfit!!! (i love leopards)
Bad: (Stuff I cant say...) Im more than terrified to get outside. for about 2 weeks, bored panda was restricted, and I only have two weeks of art class left.
Good things: Got married, kept my job, saved money, adopted a senior rescue dog and my granddaughter was born healthy.
Bad things: I missed my grandson (Melbourne, lockdown for months) and Im heartbroken my granddaughter hasnt bonded with me (yet I hope)
Bad- COVID 19.
Good- I don't have to get up early for school
Good thing: Bought a new car this year. Added a new kitten to the family! Bad thing: I work in entertainment / hospitality. All my band friends, bartenders, restaurant owners, servers etc. have all gotten so screwed. :(
Bad thing: I was admitted into hospital again, got a new diagnosis and now on a waiting list for an operation. Good thing: my husband and I are closer than ever, this year made us stronger as a team. Us against the world now like it should be 🙂
2020 is a trainwreck. We didn't even get any aliens. But at least the Orange Oppressor is out, eh?
Bad: My June dance recital got canceled due to the virus, then for the second time, the location closed down.
Good: We're having the recital at the studio in 2 weeks! :)
Bad Things- I haven't seen my friends in 6-8 months, remote learning is harder than in school learning, basketball card/pack prices skyrocketed, got cut from my basketball team, had an extremely shortened NBA season, Kobe, Australian Fires
Good things- Grizzlies had a good year (at least something did), even though the NBA season was cut short we still had the Playoffs, my birthday, Thanksgiving was fun
The Good. People are learning it’s okay to ask for help. And people are responding slowly to a collective need, and learning about. And while far to many are finding themselves jobless, they are finding a sense of real purpose, and creativity.
The Bad. It took a global pandemic to get people to wake up and rise the the occasion. As of this post, 260,000 plus families losing one or more family members needlessly.
In January, driving my new car on freeway. A man STEPPED IN FRONT OF ME, trying to kill himself. He lived, car had over $3k damage. Got a flu or something in March that lasted til July. 100th anniversary of my Chorale, we have to rehearse by Zoom and record ourselves singing alone, but we are creating a concert, dammit! Refinanced house, used money for new roof tiles, new water heater and fridge, and a root canal. Husband's job shut down, took 2 months to get his EDD, but we did finally get it. His boss is paying his medical insurance during furlough. So a little good, a little bad.
Good: I've been able to get very good at art, and my hair has grown to double the length it was before COVID (for context, it didn't reach my neck before), BIDEN, I have been able to get to know my family better. And THE MEMES OH THE MEMES
Bad: Online classes are very hard for me to focus on. I have the attention span of a goldfish and its so easy to just click to another tab and look at memes. And I can't see my grandparents because of Covid. Plus I haven't seen my friends in person since March and that majorly sucks.
Good: I was able to move back to Texas to be near my family. Bad: My brother passed away from heart disease and 2 of my sisters were diagnosed as having cancer. Bad: I miss socializing and having a job. Good: I have retirement income to live on.
Starting with the good stuff:
I managed to finish my apprenticeship as an office manager, got out of a horrible work environment and got a new job, which I really enjoy. I met someone new who I really like and think I can be good friends with. (It's really hard for me to make new friends). I am planning on moving in with my best friends of 13 years after she finishes school. I started working on my driving license, which I'm hoping to finish middle of january.
My mental health got really worse but I timewise can't effort to go to therapy.
I was getting really anxious and depressed over the span from beginning of this year to today.
Because of Covid I couldn't work from march to may, which was such a downer for me. Like I didnt like my job I had at that time but it's way worse to sit at home and be depressed because you cant do shit.
Because of the lockdown I gained weight again and my skin got worse
I wanted to travel to London again, which I couldn't because no one was allowed to leave the country.
I miss going out with friends.
But since not everything is horrible for me; I look really forward to 2021 and hope it gets better. Stay strong peeps :)
Good: it's almost over Bad: Remote learning
- Discovered my sexuality & a lot of other things about myself, found new hobbies, etc..
- Made some new friends I wouldn't have if not for circumstances caused by the pandemic
- Lots of good stuff for the environment
- Generally matured as a person
- I mean, *gestures broadly at everything*
- Seriously though, my work ethic and subsequently my grades went down about as quickly as the economy.
- +* ANXIETY *+ (and other mental health issues just generally not doing well)
That's the main stuff I think. You know, as bad as 2020 has been (and it's been bad!), I actually think I'll come out on the other side a better person for it. Not everything is bad, and things will probably/hopefully gradually get better next year. :)
The good: Starting my 2nd internship at the hospital I work at
The bad: Not being able to see my dad’s side of the family since March
This year has allowed light to be shed on the true division of this country. I've wondered for the last 10 years just what it was going to take for the United States to come to blows with itself, a proper internal struggle. I think we've seen the start of it. Something is brewing. In this particular post election time frame, for instance, guns fans are stocking up on guns so much that there aren't enough to go around.
We've been given the opportunity to see that there are thousands of people who genuinely believe things true that can be proven false.
Essentially I think it's a good thing that we finally get to see the truth, that the world is going to have to battle another humanity driven issue.
The bad thing about this year is that there's no reset button on December 31st at midnight so it's not as though we get to start over.
Though we can't start over and we have to face what we've built up to so again, I see that as a good thing really.
I can only answer for Tucson, AZ. Downtown always had this no sitting/no standing rule about sidewalks to essentially keep the homeless from sleeping on the sidewalks. Since COVID grants have been given to downtown restaurants to create sidewalk seating. Many places that were strictly indoors, now have outdoor seating, which in AZ should have happened long ago. It’s becoming ver Parisian with all the little sidewalk tables and places to go. It makes my heart happy.
Bad: I haven't had a visitor, other than my son and a plumber, since late February. I haven't met up with friends for lunch or dinner. A good friend and art buddy was diagnosed with MS and is struggling. I've been watching too much TV. My plans to travel and attend art shows were screwed. I'm hearing about more friends and acquaintances getting or dying from Covid.
Neutral: I've only put 2000 miles on my car this year. A dear friend said I could use her time share anytime...but there's no where to go.
Good: I'm in good health. My art is getting better. I've worked from home for the past 5 years, so there was no adjustment issues with the pandemic. I put up a portable gazebo. I'm thinking of getting a miniature Schnauzer. I'm spending less money. Car insurance went down. I fine tuned my recipe for chocolate banana nut bread.
Bad: loads of people dying, obvs
Good: lockdown meant I got to spend the vast majority of the year with my family. I've watched my twins go from crawling to walking, heard their first words, all the things I missed with my older kids because I was always at work.
Bad - Covid
Good - arrogant people walk around me and not into me.
good: im an introvert, biden was elected, im not dying.
bad:2020, im an extrovert, people are dying, trump destroyed america.
Good: When we went back to school my bubble was really small and kind, it's nearly Christmas, I've had a lot of time to improve on what I love doing and I've grown closer to my friends
Bad: Literally everything else
Bad: I probably won’t get to next grade next year
Good: I don’t have to socialize!
Good:i was able to read all my books that i didn't have time to read
Bad:corona,and school,then 2020 itself
Good thing: i feel like i can express myself more in class and participate more.
Good: I made good chunk of change in the stock market this year.
Bad: I had hip surgery and a back injury followed soon after. I've spent most of the year in physical therapy and pain.
MatPat helped raise over $3M for St Jude's charity!!!!!
Good: I got an adorable goldendoodle puppy
Bad: social distancing
Bad: Kicked the year off when 10 y/o Boxer girl crossed the rainbow bridge...1st doggo/love.
Good: adopted boxer pup before traveling restrictions were in place. I’ve learned to be more grateful for what I have!
Bad: The year 2020...reminds me of Groundhog Day movie with Bill Murray.
Good: Year is almost over:)
Honestly 2020 has been the best year of my life. I really found myself and I got my dream horse. I have the best friends in the world