With the end of the year coming closer, we are naturally looking to the future and I believe that we can confidently have a hopeful expectation of what it is going to look like!

This year has consisted of a decrease in general carbon emissions due to the pandemic, making the population generally more aware of their impact on the environment and also how simple it is to decrease our role in climate change.

We have come to value relationships of all kinds more now than ever before as now social interactions depend more on planning and the formation of meaningful connections.

Many of us have come to better appreciate our NHS and all that they do to support us putting their lives on the line to ensure that we are all happy, safe and healthy.

We ironically have been able to appreciate the outdoors and the nature as a whole as many people now actively go on walks in order to get a break from the indoors.

We have seen the potential for the world to function virtually meaning more people can work from home and spend more time with their families

On the other hand, with an increase in issues such as mental health problems and substance abuse for example, we have come to really realise the value and need for support services and education which will hopefully result greater funding pf these sectors.

So yes, 2020 has been a HARD year, but with all of this in mind, we can look to next year with the hope for a better future!