2021 has been a great year…right?

If you’ve read that and immediately thought that I must be mad, this blog is for you!

Let’s start with the obvious – Covid is still with us and, at the time of writing this, a new variant has emerged which is supposedly the most dangerous yet. This blog isn’t the place to dive into conspiracy theories, but I do think it’s funny that an anagram of OMICRON is MORONIC; it makes me feel like someone’s having a laugh at someone’s expense (I know people have died and are still dying from this which is of course not a laughing matter).

Energy prices have risen enormously since the Summer. Global supply chains have been disrupted all through the year and are forecasted to remain that way for 2022 and further. Man Utd fans (like me) are really starting to understand what it must’ve been like to be a Liverpool fan from the 90s onwards. If I really wanted to, I could fill a page and more highlighting what’s gone wrong around the World in 2021 but I’m not going to. Do you know why? Yep, I’m not a neg head (yes, yes, I am an egg head).

I could fill a page writing about all the great things that have happened in my little world as well as further afield in 2021 – I don’t need to though as I’m sure you’re understanding my point. Sadly, bad things happen every second of every day to lots of people everywhere – this is a fact of life. It doesn’t matter how much money an individual has, what status they hold in society, what they look like, what they dress like, how they talk…. bad things happen to everyone.

For some people, bad things happening to them has been such a frequent occurrence that they don’t even recognise them as bad anymore. Some people know things are bad yet just accept it as their normal and don’t do anything to change. The rest accept bad things will happen but don’t accept it as their normal and, instead, choose to focus on the positive aspects of their lives which, as it is for us all, can be plentiful!

Please take a moment to pause and reflect on the good things that have happened to you through 2021. Remember though, it’s not a tit-for-tat competition against the bad things. This isn’t top trumps. Just an opportunity for you to acknowledge the positive results you have achieved this year.

I’ll share with you some of mine:

✔  Dremur completed its 1st year in business
✔  Not that it was in trouble whatsoever, but my marriage has definitely got stronger this year
✔  I found a great place to work instead of the isolation WFH
✔  I’m in better shape at almost 40 than I was at 30 (confirmed by the fact that a bespoke suit made for my 30th had to be significantly adjusted in this year)
✔  Je suis si proche de parler Français couramment

I’d love to hear yours, so get in touch to share the great news – you’ll feel great sharing them and I’ll feel great reading them.

I wish you a very Merry Christmas, a very Happy New Year and here’s looking forward to 2022!