2020 Was One of the Best Years of My Life

And I Feel Like Sh*t Every Time I Say It

As someone who has lived through a few bad, epically terrible, soul crushingly awful years in their life in the not too distant past it doesn’t take much for me to call any year a good one. 2020 was different however, and by almost any measure was one of the best years of my life, professionally and personally. And it really sucks when I think about it too much, and sucks even more to say it, but Covid-19 is responsible in large part for all the good things that did happen. Saying anything positive about a terrible disease that has caused so much suffering and misery seems wrong on so many levels. But, it is absolutely true and there is no sense in denying it, for myself at least SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that keeps on giving, even as it keeps on taking so much away from so many others. Ask anyone the question “Do you wish Covid19 had never happened?” and of course they will say yes, how could they not given everything it has done, all the lives it has destroyed, all the pain it has caused. Ask me that same question, and what would I say? Please don’t ask me that question. Please…

Research scientist (Ph.D. micro/mol biology), Thought middle manager, Everyday junglist, Selecta (Ret.), Boulderer, Cat lover, Fish hater

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