2021: The good and the bad

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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:

The good

  • 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.

The bad

  • 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.
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