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31 December 2019

Another Decade Done

Another year through… but this time, I don't feel as though I have much to say.

In some regards, it's just that I'm not particularly feeling reflective tonight.  A mid-week Christmas contributed to a whirlwind holiday season for the family, and so it feels as though I've really only just finally managed to slow down a bit.  In other regards, it may just be that at this point in my life, no news is good news.  Or at least, not bad.  The usual, anyway.  Meh.

Not that nothing happened, of course.  My mother visited me in Pittsburgh for two long weekends this year, in both March and September, to help me get out of some ruts and catch up on some ever-needed cleaning.  And I visited, as usual, in May, July, and around the holidays. 

In January, I finally found a local dentist, and even though they're a little far away, they're great.  I served on a jury for a three-day trial in February, and I moved my office at work in July on the very day I returned to work from Music Camp.  Elections were relatively uneventful this year, and all of the normal fall events were successes.

But zooming out to the whole decade, it's really interesting to see how far I've come.  It's amazing how much is hidden at that level: I was still in college ten years ago.  Now I'm several years into a career.  Careful (and even not so careful) readings of past year-end recaps would show you that it hasn't actually been that effortless.  It still isn't.

But, really, tonight, I'm just feeling thankful most of all.  Wrong holiday, but eh.  Those are my feelings.

Happy New Year, all!

Random tangent: Fox's New Year's Eve with Steve Harvey was excited about breaking the world record tonight for most people performing YMCA.  A record which was last set by me and (apparently) 40,147 other people in El Paso at the 2008 Sun Bowl, 11 years ago today.  I still participated from home while I watched.


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