2022 minus 01: Well, that’s it

Posted: 31 December 2021 in 2022 minus
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Housekeeping Note: Pretty obviously, this is the final post of the ‘2022 minus…’ run. Between the ’57 minus…’, ’57 plus…’ and ‘2022 minus…’ runs, I’ve posted 176 posts since mid-June, one a day, with a short break between the second and third runs. After 18 months off from daily blogging, I’m quite pleased with that.

And, as mentioned yesterday, that includes 25 pieces of original, brand new fiction. I’m quite pleased with that, and the stories that resulted, as well. (I’m still thinking about whether to collect them as an ebook.)

Last minute 2021 edit: I’ll do a week or so of 2022 posts, then I’m taking an immediate break post year-end. Hopefully it won’t be a very long one, but we’ll see.

In under eight hours, 2021 will reach its well-deserved fairly eagerly anticipated… end.

I don’t think I’m alone in looking forward to the final moments of this raging trash fire of a year.

In some ways, admittedly, I’ve had a better 2021 than I did a 2020; to be honest, writing this blog, especially the fiction, has been part of that.

But, I’d be lying if I didn’t acknowledge that some parts of 2021 have been the worst I’ve had for years, in pretty much every way, including mental health. The rough patches have been… bad; the problems sleeping, and nightmares, have been worse.

And though I truly hope that 2022 will be better… right now, I just can’t shake from my head a line from Mitch Benn’s Thank Fuck It’s Christmas from 2020:

‘I guess there’s a chance that next year will be better, but what are the odds?’


So, for the final post in this run of ‘2022 minus…’, let me from London just wish everyone a peaceful, content, and good 2022, and hope that your own personal 2022 contains more fun, more love, more joy, and more wonder than your 2021 did.
Last minute 2021 edit: See you tomorrow at some point, hopefully, with… something else.

Sixty-one days. Sixty-one posts. One 2022 here in a few hours.

I’ve signed up to ko-fi.com, so if you fancy throwing me a couple of quid every so often, to keep me in a caffeine-fuelled typing mood, feel free. I’m on https://ko-fi.com/budgiehypoth

This post is part of a series of blog entries, counting down to the new year. You can see the other posts in the run by clicking here.

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