Happy New Year. You can almost taste the enthusiasm there, can’t you?
Let’s all agree that 2020 was crap, yeah? I was fortunate enough to get out the year without losing any loved ones to the Australian bush fires, murder hornets, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Trump or Covid-19. I count myself lucky.
Now begins a fresh orbit of the Earth around the sun and it’s a good time to shake off the cobwebs and reach for some hope.
I’ve not been one for hope. Especially not for the last few months. It’s been in short supply here in Desert Of Zin Mansions.
But it’s a New Year.
The calendar is fresh, Earth’s rotation has begun anew, there’s potential ready for all of us.
And the sunlight hours (for us in the north of the world) are getting longer.
Good luck out there, travelers. Excelsior!
As the Earth survives another successful orbit of its celestial master we can look over the last year, or decade, and see what we’ve achieved and what we’ve learned.
But let’s not bother with that. I’m actually in a good mood and I don’t want to spoil it. 😀
Three things of note though:
- The wife is a teacher now, half-way through her probation year. She loves it and I’m really chuffed for her.
- My mental health is still improving despite a rocky few weeks of backsliding. I’m still hear and breathing. Sometimes it’s enough just to have that. 🙂
- My little girl turned 10 last week and she’s a great kid. She helps light the darkness up.
So, let’s march into the next 10 years with a touch of optimism. Who knows, it might actually work out.
I hope its a better one for everyone.