The Halfway Mark

It’s the start of July and 2020 hasn’t been the year anyone’s been expecting. But with the world gradually getting a grip on the Corona virus (or at least here in the Netherlands we seem to be doing okay) we can see that things are slowly getting back to normal. The big question is whether we should settle for the old normal, or a new one, because in all honesty, I think the Corona outbreak is a great opportunity for us to see things in a different light. If anything, the virus has shown us just how fragile our world and global society really is.

For me, personally, this year has become one about coming to terms with myself and getting a grip on my life in all kinds of aspects. Suffering a burn-out and my subsequent recovery from it has been my top priority since March, when I finally collapsed. Ever since then I’ve focussed on recovering and learning from my mistakes, because I know there were plenty. I can tell you that it’s been quite a road and I’m still not completely there yet, but I really would like to share some of the insights I have gained in a couple of upcoming blog articles.

Halfway Mark

Looking back at my yearly goals, I think it would be wise to just throw them all in the garbage bin and reboot with a fresh batch of new goals for the 2nd half of the year. We all deserve second chances to see if we can make something of it, don’t we? I mean, one of my annual goals was to write a blog article every day this year. I think I was overdoing it a little, although I did keep up until the 100th message or so. Still, I think quality should win over quality.

So, what will I be keeping myself busy with this last part of 2020? Quite a bit. In between fully recovering and writing, I’ll be improving myself and using all of the insights I’ve gained to make this year turn out to be possibly one of the best years I’ve ever had. Even when the world seems to have gone upside down and there’s plenty of reason to believe we’re all doomed. I’d rather be the realistic, but positive guy, than the negative cynic.

Happy new 2nd half of the year! 😉

~Jeffrey

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