Monday, December 31, 2018

My 2018 Year in Review

I won't lie, I'll be glad to put 2018 behind me. It was a long, tough year.

We lost my Dad in February, my wife's Grandmother in March, and and two very dear friends in May.

I spent much of my year simply trying to mourn my friends and loved ones and make sense of how to move forward.

Due to my Dad's passing, my Mom moved in with us and like any change, there have been some bumps along the way, but things have settled down. Our new normal has gotten sorted out and the growing pains are mostly in the rearview mirror. Obviously, she's had at least as much grief to work through as I have.

My son is a senior in high school and we're in the college shopping experience. He's already been accepted in the Engineering department of one of his two choices, so we'll see what he decides.

My wife and I are Home Schoolers and seeing all of our hard work pay off with my son heading to college has filled me with a sense of pride in who my son is and how wonderful my wife has taught him.

I got back into publishing in the last few months of this year as a surge of creativity washed over me. I hope to continue to publish into 2019, but I'm trying to figure out what I want to do and what sells. I get intimidated in this realm as so many people I admire do such a good job. However, I feel the same way about blogging and I'm still here, so I think its simply a case of ignoring my own negativity and just doing it. 

I hope 2019 is a good year. I think we could all use a break. I tune out of the media most of the time because I feel that they are simply selling biased fear. I don't think its really that bad out there and I think we all need to turn off and tune out, while hanging out with each other and talking more.

Finally, I'm going to be sad to see G+ disappear, but I've taken to MeWe pretty well and recommend it.

See you next year!


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