Almost a year ago, I started writing these blogs and now I have reached number 50. I suppose this is a milestone moment in the writing of these blogs about my personal and professional experiences, thoughts, and ideas. Maybe I said this at number 25, I really don’t remember, and it really is not that important, but I very much appreciate those who have followed my writings and babblings about different experiences that I have had, read about, and mused over the past year. I am not going to do that now, however, but simply give perspective on why I have done them.
At first, and as part of my plan to stay out front of my colleagues, friends, family and especially my valued clientele, it was a way to say essentially, I am still here during some of the very low points during Covid, both personally and professionally. I had years before, tried my hand at blogging and fell short and just did not continue. Maybe it was just not the right time, and it did not seem important. Maybe I did not feel that what I had to say, or share was worth writing about and as with my weight loss from a year before (and yes, for the most part, I have kept it off), maybe I was just not ready, but last year this time, I was, the same as when I started to lose the pounds and for Rosa, the kilos, I was ready.
And since I was ready, and it filled a void when business was still very slow, it gave me an outlet to explore my ideas and thoughts and perspectives on the events of the past year and what may be in the future. Of course, having the support of several very important people in my life during these crazy times, allowed me to continue and more importantly to grow and find out more about myself. The musings of these blogs have now, like losing weight, have become a part of who I am and allowing me to do more writing which I truly have enjoyed. It is also very nice that business has once again grown to a comfortable level even with Covid still in the picture, but if I do not write, like when I did not lose weight, I felt I was missing something, so truly, the writing of the weekly blog, is good therapy in a still uncertain future and maybe, just maybe, it may help someone who is going through something similar and can find something in my musings that will help them.
While I have gone through pessimistic and realistic times in my life, and I creep ever closer to the end of my 60th year on this planet, I am still the optimist when all is said and done, and I do see the light at the end of the tunnel with this pandemic. I maintain that I only want to do things that make me happy. We will have to live with Covid as endemic and maybe get shots every year, but I do that with the flu shot. If I can travel and experience life and this allows me to do it, I will get the shot every year. I am not afraid of the science. It is my blog and my perspective and perhaps there are those that will disagree, but it is time for people to do things for the common good.
If I had not gotten vaccinated, and now boosted, then I probably am not returning to Europe and if I do not return to Europe, I don’t see the love of my life di persona, which as you know, I was able to do twice last year. My business, which has started to pull out of the total nosedive of 2020, is showing signs of growth again, thanks to science and the support of my colleagues and clientele. I continue to move forward, get stronger and remain optimistic. I am here for you and if I can help you, with these musings and you gain insight or the occasional humorous moment, I am glad. If you need someone to reach out and offer encouragement, which I have been doing throughout this pandemic, phone calls, emails and even in person meetings, I am here for you. I am not a sage, but simply someone who wants to enjoy life, the one that I have and will until I am no longer, and I will minimize the regrets I have moving forward. I can’t control what has past and I won’t linger on them.
Remember that today is MLK Day and he had thoughts and dreams, and with all the craziness of the past year, we need to reflect on the time in which we live and which I have tried to do here and in every blog I write. Life is too short, and time is getting shorter and shorter, and we really don’t know, for the most part how much time we have left, except for Steven Wright, who said, he knew when he was going to die, since his birth certificate had an expiration date on it, so I am not going to waste the travels through life and the time I have left on this planet. My perspective it to keep in simple and be happy!!! And, the countdown continues…
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