We are heading into the end of another calendar year. This is an interesting time for me each year. My birthday is in December, so I tend to do a personal inventory sometime in November or December. I find it usually depresses me, so I try not to stay on that for too long.
This year, from the physical standpoint, I have done well. I have continued with the walking and watching portions that I eat, and have managed to lose about 113 pounds since late January. Still a work in progress, but I have actually gotten to the point of enjoying the whole thing. I think I will be ready to exercise and eat this way for the rest of my life.
Finances are not going great. Not really terrible either. But, I have come to the point where I want to try my hand at the personal chef/small party catering thing I have been thinking about for a year or more. Also, compiling recipes has been a good experience, and I may have to try to find a way to finally get a cookbook together in the coming year.
My personal life has been like spinning wheels the last year. Not a lot of forward progress, but I am trying to plan things and work things out to improve my own situation.I really have no idea what that might bring next year, but I have confidence I can figure something out.
In the middle of all this came the worst election season ever, and somehow, the U.S. elected the candidate I most wanted us not to elect. This gives me pause, and makes me very nervous. I hope we will find a way through it all. I fear it might become difficult for a lot of us out here. After all, the things this candidate seemed to endorse while running should scare anyone who is not exactly like the candidate himself.
Anyway, as Thanksgiving is coming up in the U.S. this week, I want to try and be thankful that, at least for now, our free speech rights are still in place, and hope that the safeguards in our government do what they are supposed to do, and thwart the insanity that could potentially happen in the next four years.
Hope all will be safe and well.