Friday, December 31, 2021

Goodbye 2021

I'm floored that it's almost 2022. I think I may actually say that every year... but it's still completely true. And, really, probably more true this year than most. Because, let's face it, 2021 has been kind of a shitshow. Hell, the last two years have been, which I think is almost everyone's experience since the start of the pandemic. The last two years have been so memorable, I'm sure I'll never forget them. I'm not sure the dumpster fire is worth the memories, but it's not really up to me.

This year started with me being out of work and ended with surgery for a badly broken leg. In the middle we had a broken down vehicle, had to have our 15 year old Shih-tzu put down, adopted two sweet little cats, I went to the doctor for the first time in seven years, I got a new job, had a pretty serious upper respiratory infection and no voice for two months, a cancelled vacation to AZ, had a visit from my little sister, and my best friend earning her Ph.D. It's been a crazy year.

In all that, my #1 take away from 2021 has been not to take the things you have, and can do, for granted. So, as we go into a new year, that's my focus. I'm going to take every day with gratitude and not take the small things for granted. Will I always succeed at that? Hell no, nope, no way. Zero chance. But, I'm going to try and that's what's important. I'm going to try to be happy with what I have, be grateful for the ability to walk, even a little bit, and do everything I can to make 2022 a better year than the last two have been. Happy New Year!!!

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