It’s been one heck of a decade. I’ve had several new jobs, a few ‘new’ careers, all with the same outcome: disillusionment. I’ve owned a few new automobiles and enjoyed each and every one. I’ve read oodles of hateful and distasteful social media posts, but I’ve read and liked or shared many, many more that were kind, funny and full of love and humanity. I’ve had to say a painful goodbye to a loyal, beautiful dog, but I also welcomed into my life a wonderfully fun, lovable, silly and energy-filled pooch that has taken over my home and a big piece of my heart.
The world has changed a lot over the last ten years, for good, bad and very bad. I started this blog to share the micro, local and global issues that were impacting wildlife and the environment. PerchSpective has and will continue to strive to inform, educate and champion these issues and hopefully engender even just a small tidal wave of response. I care deeply about what’s happening to animals and wild spaces, and all I’ve asked (and will continue to ask) is that others care too.
In looking back over the decade soon departing, many good things have happened, many experiences and memories have been made, and for these I am truly grateful. Most importantly in 2010, I was living on a proverbial island of isolation. But at the end of 2019, I find myself part of a truly wonderful, social-media spurred group of people who are closer to me than few have ever been.
I am blessed and grateful to have these people in my life and to know that I belong.
So goodbye 2019 and good riddance, don’t let the door hit you on the way out. But before you go, I just want to say thank you. Thank you for giving more then you’ve taken away over the past ten years. Time marches on, life changes, and decades pass. The 2010’s have been better than the 2000’s, so bring on the 2020’s, I’m strapping myself in for what promises to be another wild ride – en garde 2020!