Well, here’s the deal. The last two weeks in January held more mental and emotional challenges than I had expected. And spiritual ones. Social ones, also. Plus the professional and financial ones.
2018 was a rough year. 2019 is continuing the trend.
And it’s only February.
That being said, I did not do the stoic, deep dive into 2018 that I desired, but this does not mean I did not think on it.
Not my most beautiful face, but it captures my recent spectrum of emotions nicely.
Well, we’re into the double digits of the year’s first month, and I am just now posting. Further, I am posting fast and loose, just to keep things timely (or at last somewhat timely).
I take full responsibility for the delay: I chalk it up to a combination of post-vacation challenges including jet lag and the missing-family-blues. On top of that, we had some bad beats this week. A car repair that was literally the value of the vehicle was coupled with a tough workweek to make for unproductive evenings used just to recharge and make it through the next day. I could write an entire post on the car issue. We knew it was having some problems in December, and I was praying that the Lord would just get us to/from the airport for our vacation in Europe. He did. The transmission went on Tuesday. Frankly, I think this hit was harder than any others, and we wrestled with it for a bit. I was feeling good about our financial position until Tuesday; now I’m on tilt. But that is what it is, and it’s not the purpose of this post.
All that said: here’s a brief on why I have not posted more on year-end 2018.