Happy New Year everyone and let’s hope that 2022 is a better year than 2021 and for sure 2020. I am on the move again, no, not to another state or back to Minnesota, and not for the foreseeable future, but a different part of New Hampshire. My days of house-sitting are done; actually, they were done about 6 weeks ago, so being the nomad I am, I moved on and now have a place of my own again, albeit short term temporary. This is not a bad thing and I have the month of January to reflect and gain some new perspectives. I still work the job in town and still working in this amazing industry called travel and hoping that Omicron does not short circuit it again in 2022. Of course, February, this year will be very special, fingers crossed.
I truly believe that if we follow the path of vaccines, boosters, masking and yes, that horrible social distancing, which is really, physical distancing, the science, maybe, just maybe, we will finally get through it this year, but being realistic, I think it will be with us for the long term. It is how we handle it, not how it handles us. I hope more and more people finally get on board, but I know there will always be resistance, since this has become a political issue, not a public health issue. I want to live and have something to live for. I guess, others don’t, but it is not my place to say. I have a reason to live from both a professional and a personal reason as you all know. Darwin’s theory of survival of the fittest does come into play and those who adapt, have a better chance than those who live by the old rules, or stay set in their way, and well, unfortunately, we know what can happen and has. We don’t live forever, rest in peace, Betty White, you almost reached 100, and amazing to have lived that long and be happy.
I did not intend to make my first blog of the new year, political, but the science is not old and, no, I am not here to tell others what to do, but for me, following the science and getting vaccinated, boosted, masking up and doing my best in the other areas of my life, even with the world being bombarded with variants, weather events, lock-downs, political turmoil and gridlock, still, even after all we have been through in the last 2 years, and longer and now into the 3rd year of Covid, I will remain positive, albeit, realistic about the future. Covid is getting old for us now, yes, for me too. We, as humans tend to forget history, if it does not rear its ugly head and remind us. Everyone is tired of it and tired of the chaos we have endured, and continuing to do now, and it has, of course, taken its toll, but every generation has had its challenges. It is what we do with them and how we handle that which we face. I plan on facing the future and doing the best I can with what I have and adapt to whatever life throws at me, which I have always done, but now more than ever. Let’s hope that Omicron burns out as quickly as it showed up and we can move on into 2022 with a more positive outlook and another variant does not creep up so quickly. Stay safe and healthy out there!!!
Happy New Year to everyone and as always, I am interested in your thoughts, comments, questions and adding to the discourse is always appreciated be in on the site itself or on Facebook, Twitter or wherever you read this. Thank you for your support of this small business and it is truly appreciated.
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