Happy New Year

The first day of the new year. For me, it was nothing special, yet it was special. As one gets older, I think you tend to understand that life is precious, that it could cease for you at any moment, and you should treasure each day, and not allow it to just be “another day”.  We can always think that we’ve had it tough, with obstacle after obstacle in our way, maybe even feel sorry for ourselves. But then you see or hear about the truly someone else who is dealing with a situation or illness, or tragedy, and you realize that compared to them, your problems are petty in comparison.

For the past 2 weeks, I’ve sort of been decompressing. Sitting back and taking stock of what I’ve done most of my life, reflecting on the accomplishments and the setbacks, and taking some deep breaths before running full speed into the next chapter of my life. 

This year, with Christmas and New Years landing on Wednesday, it felt like the whole world was just going through the motions with the normal routine, knowing that few if any would really get any meaningful work done. Weekend off – two days on, one day off, 2 days on, weekend off, repeat !

So the sprint for me, starts tomorrow. I didn’t waste time yesterday or today, but I was not focused on the goal, but relaxed. I wasn’t a couch potato glued to bowl games, although I did check to see if the Wyoming Cowboys won their bowl game last night (they did).

I only watched the highlights after the fact, as I had started reading a book that I wanted to check out for awhile. Licensed To Lie by Sidney Powell. I started it on New Year’s Eve, and finished it earlier today. 

She details some very disturbing realities of our judicial system as it relates to prosecutors and judges. She does get bogged down in the weeds when describing the cases, however, this provides a glimpse of the darker side of “justice” and what has happened to innocent people, victims of overzealous, career climbing law degree “elites”. I highly recommend this book from the woman who is currently representing General Michael Flynn. If you’ve been paying attention to his case, you will find very troubling similarities with his case and those described in her book, which was published during the Obama Administration.

So, I hope you have had a terrific start to the new year, that y our resolutions will hold true, and that 2020 will be one of the best years of your life.

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