5 reasons why 2021 is going to be so much better!
Updated: Jan 9, 2021
2020…what a year…but would I be tempting fate by saying 2021 surely has to be better?
From Covid, restrictions and the cancellation of pretty much everything, 2020 has been damn right awful, but surely, this next year is going to take the cake…right?
Think about it, we can’t get any lower than this, unless the Earth cracks in two then what’s the point?! Well, providing that doesn’t happen, I have compiled 5 things which I think are going to make 2021 one of the best years yet.
(And if I’m wrong and 2021 sucks then I’m sorry that I jinxed it!)
Edit: Whilst writing and editing, the US Capitol descended into chaos (article coming soon), not the best start to the year…
1. THE COVID VACCINE!!!!!!
We have all being waiting for this…and it’s finally here; a vaccine for Covid-19! In the UK, we have two vaccines being rolled out to the public; the first being the Pfizer vaccine, which has been administered to over 1 million people already, and the second being the Oxford vaccine, which has just started its own rollout, with a target of 2 million doses a week!
The UK is currently leading the vaccination charge, having vaccinated more people with a first dose than the whole of Europe combined, after EU checks delayed their own rollout.
The announcement of a vaccine gives people hope, a light at the end of the tunnel, that this horrific time will soon be over. Many people view 2021 as the end point of this crisis, myself included, and the introduction of a vaccine is a massive step forward to beating Covid and returning to normality.
2. The End of Restrictions
Now, you may (or may not) be aware that England has entered ANOTHER national lockdown, which is due to end in the middle of February as the vaccines are distributed across the country.
However, with multiple vaccines being made available, the end of tough Covid restrictions seems possible in the early months of 2021, which is, naturally, very exciting, ESPICALLY after we have been living under some form of restrictions for the last 10 months of our lives!
Shops and hospitality are expected to reopen this year, restrictions on how many people you can meet are expected to lifted and a return to relatively normal life looks possible.
With that being said, masks and social distancing are expected to remain in place until the vaccination programme is completely, which is completely understandable.
3. The European Championships…
After the amazing summer of 2018, that included one of the best World Cups in recent memory, many people were incredibly excited for the Euros to roll around in the summer of 2020, taking place at multiple venues across Europe.
However, Covid had other plans and the event was inevitably cancelled.
HOWEVER AGAIN, the Euros have been rescheduled to take place this summer, and with the delay, combined with the eventual reopening of EVERYTHING and the fact that literally everyone is pent up having being caged away for months, the Euros and the upcoming summer has the potential to be one the best yet.
4. …AND THE RETURN OF BIG EVENTS!
The prospect of big events returning this year is an exciting one. After being cooped up for the majority of 2020, many people will be as eager as ever to get out and socialise, myself included.
With major festivals like Glastonbury and Reading due to make a return, alongside sporting events such as the previously delayed European Champions and the Tokyo Olympics, 2021 has a lot to offer in terms of large events.
However, that’s not all, many believe with a vaccine in circulation, things may well get back to normal by Spring. This will also mean the return of the nightclubs!
Yes! The venues that have been closed since March, the venues a lot of us love to spend our nights at will be returning, and you can bet they will be better than ever, as the businesses are very likely to launch multiple events to get the people back in and having a good time…how exciting!
5. And finally, a personal favourite of mine, MARVEL!
2020 saw Marvel fail to release an MCU title in cinemas for the first time since 2009, after the release of Black Widow was delayed twice until May 2021.
With that being said, and with the launch of Disney+, 2021 promises to be an exciting year for Marvel fans.
Six new Marvel shows are due to launch in 2021, and they include; Wandavision (being launched this month oi oi), The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Loki, What If…?, Hawkeye and Ms. Marvel.
The MCU is set to add 4 new films as it begins its launch of Phase 4; the first being Black Widow, followed by Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, then by the Eternals and then concluding with the highly anticipated third Spiderman film which is yet to receive a name.
All of these reasons and so many more should allow you to maintain hope throughout the start of this year, with the knowledge that eventually, we will come out the otherside fresh and raring to live our lives to their full potential.
See you on the otherside!