Only two weeks until Christmas. 2019 is going to be passing into 2020 soon after. 2019 has been a long year for me. I think spending much of my time at home made this year go slower than usual. It was a year of changes for me. I sold my car so I’m no longer driving. I lift arm weights regularly. I gave up most fast food. I gave up most sugary food. I broke down and hired outside help to keep my home livable. I now have help with cleaning and laundry. I gave up on a few friendships once it became painfully obvious some of my friends and I no longer had the same interests or values. I guess people do change over the years. It’s usually so gradual that we don’t notice it until afterwards. I am beginning to overcome some of my anxiety about people. Guests don’t bother me much anymore. I still get slightly paranoid when I hear people talking out in my hallway.
I didn’t watch much tv or news this year. I can’t relate to many tv shows. I even cancelled my Netflix subscription. Most of what I watch anymore is youtube or live sports. The news is depressing, but I get that’s what catches the attention. We have plenty of good news stories that will never get mentioned simply because good news doesn’t catch the attention. I didn’t read as much as I would have liked either, outside of online science and tech articles. I guess it’s been kind of a less eventful year, at least for me.