One Word to Sum Up 2020

Bryan in his Edge 3 Power Wheelchair

If I had to pick one word to describe 2020, it would be “MOO!” Seriously. When it comes to 2020, It’s like a cow’s opinion: it doesn’t really matter. I don’t think anyone would notice much if we just erased the year 2020 entirely. No one cares. Last year was moo. 

As hard as 2020 was for everyone, there were a few bright spots for me. In June, when certain areas began to open back up, a group of friends and I spent a weekend in the Wisconsin Dells. We visited an escape room and went on a windmill ride. We took a tour on the World War II era Dells Army Duck, which is an amphibious vehicle that goes in and out of the water. 

One of my favorite moments from last year was attending the Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit. The organizers pushed back the event multiple times because of the pandemic and finally, they made it happen in November. It was great seeing my brothers and sisters in arms. Plus, it was great to do something with purpose!

My Word for the New Year

If I had to pick a word for this year, I’d choose “possible.” When it comes to 2021, anything is possible, especially now that we have vaccines for COVID-19. Brighter days are ahead and hopefully we can soon return to normal, or as close to normal as possible. I’m excited for it. There’s a feeling of hope and hope is really what we all need to keep going. Hope is a powerful motivator. It’s a feeling that can move mountains! Good luck to you all this year.

About Bryan Anderson: Bryan grew up and resides in Illinois. Injured by an IED in October 2005, Bryan is one of the few triple amputees to survive his injuries in Iraq. He uses a power wheelchair for mobility. Bryan is an ambassador for the Gary Sinise Foundation and a spokesperson for USA Cares, which is focused on assisting post 9-11 veterans. Click here to learn more about Bryan.