While it can always be worse, I can’t say that I will look back on 2020 fondly.
And yes, I do look forward to 2021.
Having said that, this was a shitty year. Friends lost their business, some got Covid, I lost people I knew to other causes…..We have all, essentially, been trapped in our homes for the past 10 months or so. We had an election whose legitimacy is (and always will be) in doubt….and that election will forever taint the trust that we have in our election process, from now until far into the future…..My plans for my future blew up, leaving me somewhat rudderless on the personal front.
2021 may be better, it may not. Covid will fade, but now we have an illegitimate President who is feeble and weak, and whose loyalties are suspect. His second is, to put it bluntly, a socialist in the mold of Barry Obama, only even less restrained…I fear for my country. I fear for the economic health of our fellow citizens, and I fear for the ability of our military to defend our country and the citizens therein. I fully expect to see cuts on Militaty funding to pay for ever increasing Social Programs…Funded with non existent dollars that will dilute the savings of millions of people who have worked and saved for many years for their future. I fear we will inundated with non citizens that will dilute the vote of the folks who care for this country and it’s culture and productivity.
And yet, I have hope. Hope that the American People will overcome…..that they will soon take up their jobs again, and work and be productive and make this country great DESPITE the so-called elected leaders we have. That they will thrive despite the drain on their resources and savings. That they will overcome the obstacles that have been put into their path, and succeed despite the obstacles yet to come.
I believe in my own future…..things may have changed for me, but I believe that things will regain their equilibrium…..a door closed, but others lie ahead. I pray I choose the right doors, but forward is generally better….and I will continue forward.
As I said, I will not miss the 2020 year. While it could have been worse, it wasn’t all that great, either.
I hope that 2021 is better for all of my readers. Fear not, do not lose hope, bear down and move into the future with confidence.
To do otherwise is to fail.