Every year as New Year’s Eve approaches I tend to feel a melancholy come over me for the year that is coming to an end, well not this year. Let’s face it folks 2010 sucked, sucked big time! As you all know by now for me personally 2010 was an exceptionally tough year, my business tanked, my dog Tucker got sick, I was forced to downsize my life and move into much smaller digs and we Dems lost control of the House. All in all not much to look back fondly over. However, luckily for me and the Dems as the year came to an end thinks started to look up! As the year came to an end DADT died, first responder funding was finally approved and despite a tax deal that seemed to make no one happy unemployment benefits were extended, and most importantly after a long hard struggle in the job market I found a job (and a good one at that!).
So what is the point I’m trying to make you may be asking yourself. Well one thing that I learned through this annus horribilis (and I think the Democrats learned also) is that no matter how tough things get you just gotta keep your head down and push on through. Two short months ago it was hard for me to imagine that DADT would be repealed, the president’s numbers would be on the rise, that I would be embarking on a major career change, and perhaps most importantly not only is Tucker still alive but over the past couple of weeks he’s actually doing pretty damn well. As a society I think this is something we’ve forgotten, that things don’t happen overnight, that sometimes personally and collectively you just gotta keep your head down and push on through. So as we start the new year I hope you all have a year full of promise and new beginnings.