In Uganda, the year 2020 has started off with a bang. Literally. For the first time ever, fireworks were seen all across the country to bring in the New Year. If I had somehow been awake at 11:59 PM on December 31st, 2019, I would have heard the familiar bang of fireworks. Unfortunately, I had something better to do-sleep.
For the first time in my life, I was not at my house during New Year’s Eve. I wasn’t even at a family member’s house. I was at a hotel in Entebbe. My family had been taking a much-needed vacation, owing to the absence from my house during this time. I was disappointed to not be here, but then I realized: I could still ring in the New Year in a hotel.
However, much to my dismay, the night of December 30th turned out to be abysmal, and I was unable to take a long nap the following day. By the time New Year’s Eve rolled around, I was exhausted and probably looked like something out of The Walking Dead. I barely made it to 11:00, keeping myself awake by watching Marvel’s Agents of Shield. I somehow managed to stay awake until 11:50, ten minutes until the New Year, before falling asleep in my hotel room. What a disappointment.
Oh well. Anyway, Happy New Year! It is now 2020 and, for the first time in 101 years, the first two numbers of the year mirror the second two numbers. The last time this happened was in 1919, when women’s rights were being explored, Babe Ruth transferred to the New York Yankees for a record sum, Teddy Roosevelt died in his sleep, World War I ended, and Louie Zamperini, Olympic athlete and famously converted Christian, was born. Truly, a remarkable year. And now, with 2020 just beginning, here are four things to be ready for the new year, mirroring what happened in 1919.
1: Women’s rights will be renewed with fire. You think the women’s rights protests we saw last year were bad? Wait a few months. The LGBT and women’s rights communities will both begin even stronger campaigns, both affecting American and European politics.
2: Baker Mayfield, quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, will be traded to the Chicago Bears. Philip Rivers, Tom Brady, Marcus Mariota, Andy Dalton and Ryan Fitzpatrick will all leave their respective teams and enter Free Agency, with the last two entering as backup quarterbacks. Russel Westbrook will be traded to the New York Knicks, leaving the team that drafted him.
3: Donald Trump will lose the presidential election to Joe Biden. After a successful Impeachment query but unsuccessful attempt to remove Trump from office, the Democrats have a window to win this presidential election. With the black mark on Trump’s record, I find it highly unlikely that he will be reelected. If the Republicans hope to control the White House in 2021, they will probably need to find a new presidential candidate.
4: The woman that will cure all forms of cancer will be born this year. Be ready, because one of the greatest minds we’ve ever seen will enter the world in 2020. World, watch out.
Keep in mind that these predictions are conjecture, nothing more. Do not take these literally, and do not put anything into them. I am not a fortuneteller and am not operating as such. These are fun predictions, each mirroring a major event that happened a century ago.
Of course, I do believe that some of these will come true. After the Patriots season ends in brutal disappointment as they lose to the Titans, they will be forced to remove Tom Brady from their starting quarterback job. I am almost certain that the Patriots will not be in the Super Bowl this year. I am also certain that Andy Dalton will enter Free Agency, as the Bengals have a 1st overall pick, one that will most certainly be used on Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow.
With that being said, I wish you a wonderful New Year. Throw a party, drink some root beer for me (and send me a picture), and make all kinds of stupid promises that you’ll start entering the gym (not to worry, I made the same resolution). May God grant that 2020 be the best year of your life.
This post is the first of four New Years posts to be released. Tomorrow, look for my 2020 goals in a post titled “Why 2020 Will Be the Best Year of My Life“. Then, on Friday, look out for “4 SEO Practices To Begin in 2020“. Finally, look for the post “3 Fantastic Books That Changed My Life in 2019”, to be released on Monday.
All right, that’s all for today. Thanks a ton for reading! Your support means a lot to me. I really hope you enjoyed reading about my predictions, and be sure to leave some of your own in the comment section below. Also, if you haven’t already, be sure to click that Follow button below (and to the side), so as to not miss out on posts like these. Thanks again, and I wish you a wonderful year!
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