Trade The Journey

Trade The Journey

Merry Christmas

Top of the Morning! I decided to post a short reflection on this holiday season. I won’t be covering the markets like I usually do.

I hope everyone is enjoying this holiday season; this is truly a time to be thankful, considering all that’s transpired this past year. This year, families could gather together comfortably if vaccinated, but otherwise, gathering everyone together may have been challenging.

Not everyone is vaccinated, and some don’t plan on getting vaccinated. Some of my family members are no longer here due to the Coronavirus. They succumbed to the virus before the vaccine was created.

For me, it was yet another year of celebrating Christmas with only my immediate family. Usually, we celebrate Christmas at home and then head to my Aunt’s family to celebrate with my extended family. However, my Aunt passed due to the Coronavirus last year, and her daughter decided to forego the usual family gathering.

Attending this Christmas gathering was a yearly tradition, and I looked forward to it. I’d always be hesitant to attend because I didn’t know everyone in attendance and am a bit of an introvert. I’d also think about all the things I’ve yet to accomplish and feel insecure about talking about myself at length when some of my family members would ask how I was doing.

I was worried that someone would say, “Look at how little you’ve accomplished; you’re a failure.” Of course, that never happened.

Looking at it now, I think my family just wanted to see me and spend time with me. I guess you could say I’m projecting my insecurities on the situation and family.

I can remember sitting with my Aunt two years ago in her living room alongside other family members, talking and reminiscing but also thinking that you never know when it may be the last time you see someone.

That was the last time I saw my Aunt, as fate would have it. Along with her went the family tradition of gathering at her house. Being that the Coronavirus won’t be eradicated anytime soon, I suspect the chances of gathering with all of my family are slim in the near future.

Some members of my family refuse to get vaccinated including my sister. I think about my sister a lot because she and her husband’s family are at risk of contracting the virus. My sister wears a mask but her husband and his family do not. Being that she and her husband have health issues and breathing problems due to asthma and sleep apnea, I am really worried.

But there is nothing I can do or say to change their minds, so I have to let it go. Besides the distance between us, there’s also a difference in how we feel about vaccination.

I am thankful, I can still spend time with my parents and family this holiday season. I know several people who lost their parents these past few years.

Merry Christmas


This Past weeks’ cash flow review:

I continued to pay down my credit accounts and was also able to add to my savings. Hearing more and more of my family mention the money they made in Crypto makes me nervous. There’s no such thing as a free lunch so be careful.

Grade: C +

Reason: Consistency

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