2021 was another year where the pandemic seemed to call the shots. While I made much progress, the last few months felt like quite a slog.
Here’s my pandemic year in review:
- I finally got the working out at home game down in 2021 thanks to the Peloton app.
- I picked up a meditation practice thanks again to the Peloton app which quickly improved my sleep which had been ripped apart by the pandemic in 2020.
- Two vacations this year helped keep me in perspective since the only time I can seem to sit there and not do anything is when I’m on the beach.
- I was interviewed on the Adventures in DevOps podcast in August about an article I wrote for opensource.com.
- Hobbies have been elusive for me since I was a kid. Now, I can say smoking meat is my hobby thanks to the pandemic.
- I grew very weary at times during this past year because of politics and the pandemic.
- Some professional and personal events of 2021 gave me cause to reconsider about at what point do I need to stop giving people the benefit of the doubt? While I’ve tried to live my life with a bit of empathy and assuming positive intent I’m left wondering if I need to redraw that line.