I just laughed when I looked back at my travel goals for 2020 that I posted a year ago. Who would have thought we would have just endured the year that we did?
In January, I set out to visit:
And ended up visiting none of them…
I set out to try the following products:
- American Airlines 777-3000ER First Class
- WestJet 787-9 Business Class
- Air Canada 787-9 Business Class
- Korean Airlines A380 + 747-8 First Class
- Air Algerie A330 Business Class
- TAP Portugal A330neo Business Class
- Singapore Airlines A380 New Suites
- Air Greenland A330 Business Class
An ended up trying two (bolded in blue)
Yeah, it was one of those years. It started so promising, but the pandemic has changed it all.
Yet I’m not going to gripe today about how the pandemic messed up all three of my businesses (though it did). I’m not going to complain about all the trips that were robbed from me due to the virus and our collective reaction to it.
Instead, I’m just going to express thanksgiving that I am healthy. My wife and children are healthy. My parents and uncle and grandmother and aunt and cousins are physically healthy. In Europe, my wife’s family is healthy too.
Business has been hit hard, but it will rebound. Money is not the priority; family is and my family is by my side today. We spent the day together, hence the canned “best of” posts earlier.
In order for me to be able to get back to them, let me just thank you all again. Thanks for reading. Thanks for making this the best year ever in terms of readership on Live and Let’s Fly. This blog continues to be my labor of love and creative release, not my profession, and I hope to keep it that way even as it continues to grow.
Many have lost loved ones this year. If you have not, consider yourself fortunate. Every day that you have life, breath, a sound mind, and healthy body consider yourself fortunate. As we move into the new year, it would not be unreasonable to look back on 2020 with great disdain, but I choose today to look at the good 2020 has brought.
I’ve spent more time at home with my family this year than at any point in the past. And as much as I love traveling, I don’t mind being a homebody either. So there was good that came this year. I know my wife and children better. I love them more. And that is more important than all the travel in the world.