Winding Down the Year

Often, when we hit this point in the year, I am thinking “Gee, I can’t believe it’s almost November. The year will be over before we know it.” This year feels a bit different. I am sure you have all seen the memes about how long this year 2020 has seemed. With the COVID pandemic, climates gone wild, political and social unrest, and some personal things that have happened in the past 12 months- yeah, I think most of us feel like we’ve had a couple years packed into this one. I am ready to get a fresh start. Although-

At the same time, there’s a bit of a sense of disappointment, perhaps? There’s a feeling that the year has been kind of wasted. What with one crisis after another hitting and hitting and pulling everything out of focus, I kind of feel that 2020 was basically a blur. I know I didn’t get as much accomplished as I might have wanted to. There’s been a mental limit to what I can concentrate on, and that has been tested this year.

I don’t know if 2021 will be any better. What I do know is that I want to try to use these last few months of the year to refresh my brain and try to clear out some of the cobwebs and stagnation that has accumulated in there. With a little luck, the new year will do the same and we will all be able to refocus and move ahead with energy and clarity.

Meanwhile, let’s enjoy the fall weather, the changing leaves, and the coming holidays as much as we can in light of the weirdness of these not-so-normal times.


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