I'm fortunate enough to have kept a job nearly the entire year, stayed healthy in spite of the people in my workplace getting sick and-- often enough-- not doing much to keep others from getting sick too, and kept my moral character by doing what I could to be a good person even when it wasn't convenient or fun. I'm stoked for the muscle I've built and the heavy lifting I can do now, and that I can still run an okay pace at okay distances despite not running as regularly as I'd like. I'm grateful to have the friends and family I have even if we haven't seen or heard much from each other. I'm happy to be married to someone so driven, smart, and patient that puts up with me most days. I even knocked out some of the bigger New Years resolutions I had for this year too, oddly enough. In a lot of ways I've been luckier than most, and I'm glad for that.
I'm cautiously optimistic about the future. There are things that the human species needs to do to make it a more habitable and equitable one for everyone, and even though it's been made all too evident that people have a really hard time doing the right thing even when it's easy I'm still holding out hope that we'll move forward more informed and better out of this year. I hope you feel the same and do what you can to make the world a better place for everyone.
This post didn't have much of a purpose aside from letting you know I'm alive and as well as I can be. I haven't written much this year aside from the Instagram I maintain about beer, but I might pick up blogging about fun stuff like low waste and running again in 2021. I hope you have a safe and responsible new year, and I hope to see you when it's safe to do so.