Good Riddance 2020!
I cannot think of a single person I know who won't be happy to put 2020 behind them. The past year has brought challenges to everyone, and the pandemic has up-ended everyone's life in one way or another. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel as vaccines are now starting to make their way into the population. I just hope that the vaccines work and that they are distributed quickly enough to prevent more illness and death; we've had enough of that this year.
2020 wasn't all bad, and despite the challenges and restrictions to our everyday lives, I think the pandemic has taught everyone to be a little more grateful for the little things in life. When this is all over, I hope that everyone will appreciate our freedom to travel, whether it be near or far, and to appreciate the simple act of a hug or a handshake when we gather once more with our friends and family.
2020 has taught me that we can never take anything for granted. The world changes constantly around us, and some of those changes can disrupt our lives. None of us know how much time we have before we move on from this life into whatever comes next, so we should always live each day to the fullest, and not put off important things until tomorrow, because tomorrow may have other plans for us.
On that topic, I have been remiss in posting updates to my website this year. There are lots of excuses I can make for not updating my findings, but none of them matter. In the coming weeks and months I will try to update my site and post my many exciting (to me, at any rate!) family discoveries. I have also decided to return to writing, but this time it won't be fiction that I write - I am going to attempt to put together the story of my family, and the many interesting ancestors and living relatives that I have discovered thus far.
My family history research is far from complete, but I feel that it is time that I document more of my discoveries....just in case tomorrow has plans for me that I don't anticipate!