2017: A Retrospective
With 2017 behind us and 2018 ahead of us, we’ve been thinking a lot about what a rollercoaster this year has been – personally, for America and for the world.
On one hand it’s hard to say that 2017 was a bad year for us – we celebrated our first wedding anniversary, traveled to Iceland, Thailand and Japan, and watched family and friends get married and have babies. At the same time, it’s hard to say that 2017 was a great year – we suffered the sudden and tragic loss of my stepdad, Eliot, and often felt demoralized by bad politics, frequent natural disasters and devastating mass shootings.
In just about three weeks we’ll be relocating to one of the greatest cities in the world: London. Recently we’ve felt like we’re in that scene of Anchor Man where Will Farrell is in a telephone booth shouting that ‘he’s in a glass case of emotions.’ If you haven’t seen it, YouTube it.
Jason and I are (and probably Leo as well, though he can’t voice it) feeling every emotion under the sun: excitement, stress, anxiety, happiness, wanderlust. If you scroll through all the available emojis we’ve probably felt every emoji.
We’re starting this blog to help us chronicle this once in a lifetime adventure for ourselves and interested friends and family. We’re excited for this new beginning and are excited to make the most of it.
More to come soon.