On a personal level, Iím doing great. 2021 was an excellent year for my family, particularly financially. We paid off some major debts, we bought a new car without financing, and we have a decent amount in savings. My wife got a significant promotion, and Iíve moved into a new job that provides long-term security.
Our kids are doing great, thriving in school. Everybody is healthy and happy; with nothing worse affecting us than seasonal allergies.
And yet, while I feel fortunate and blessed, I worry a lot these days. Iíve seen multiple friends die from Covid this year. My sister-in-lawís mother died from it, as well. My two brothers are currently infected, although they seem to be recovering. One of my closest friends has lost her husband and father, and her mother is dying presently. Beyond that, our leaders seem to be non-existent and our political system is in shambles.
Itís strange, reaching a personal apex when the world and those around me are profoundly struggling. We try to pay it forward, but I worry for our world.