I’ve definitely been slacking on this blog for the past few years with just occasional posts. I definitely want to change that this coming year, but I’m not going to guarantee that or make it a resolution. But, hopefully there will be so more posts.
In the past, I’ve always posted a New Year’s Eve post – I’ve always enjoyed the holiday and the closure one gets at the end of the year, the new chapter that awaits us in the new year. It’s a chance for us to reflect on the year that has come and gone. A chance to maybe change some of the things in our control in the new year. An opportunity to start again.
I will fully admit that 2019 was full of changes and was fairly good to me. I FINALLY finished my medical training with the completion of hand fellowship in July. After graduating from medical school over 10 years ago, I settled into a job on Cape Cod. This summer, my boyfriend proposed and I accepted – naturally we’re now in the throws of wedding planning. So seriously, I can’t complain.
But 2019 definitely wasn’t good to everyone. There are A LOT of people struggling out there. A lot of people who couldn’t wait for 2019 to be over and start over again. So here’s the message for the new year and the new century. For those of us who are fortunate enough to have things going our way – we need to look out for those who are down and out. Let’s do a better job of looking out for one another, for helping one another. Pay it forward a little bit. Because honestly, you never know when you’re going to be the one who needs to be taken care of.