Perhaps this might be an understatement, but this has been a long year. Dotted with high and low moments, we have overcome difficult situations and events by harnessing the ability we have to pick ourselves, and one another, up. On one hand, our resilience has been inspiring, and on the other, the perpetual cycles of resistance we have to engage with are draining.
Without running the risk of sounding cliché, a new year approaches us and it’s easy to get lost in the repetitiveness tradition of wishing good tidings for the new year. I can’t give much advice past what I’m sure most of you already know or have heard before, but it’s imperative that you keep pushing through. Not that you have to wait for any particular moment to work on achieving your goals, but there’s something cathartic about using the new year to demarcate the beginning of the end. It’s a universal signifier of what’s to come and, for some of us, the necessary thing we need to kickstart ourselves into doing exactly what it is we need to do. Whether you subscribe to this or not, I truly wish you the best in accomplishing future hopes, dreams and aspirations.
Happy holidays and new years from The Underground to you.