To say that the last two years have been a doggie downer would be an understatement. When will the masks stop, when will the vaccine work, when will our front line workers get a break, when will we go back to work in an actual office, and when will the loss of lives come to an end? Seems like no doctor, Fauci or otherwise, has the answers to these questions.

Are we not entitled to the answers? Can we not live our lives? Why can’t we follow the rules and go back to what used to be?

Time to look ahead to a new year and embrace the positive and realize once again that we live in a beautiful place with great neighbors, our beloved military and our families. Not simple when every time we start to smile and head to dinner with friends, (mask less), it is taken away.

The New Year is not a time to look back and wonder what could have been. The year 2022 is something we should embrace, take a sip of champagne and realize that we have checked all the boxes and deserve a break.

Let’s do this Coronado! Let’s party like its 2022. Let’s play golf, tennis, soccer, and walk our dogs like no one is watching. The New Year is a time to look forward and do things that create a change for the better.

This is an easy statement to make and in these times a hard one to complete. We will still have to follow the “mandates” (who knew that would be a regular word in our vocabulary), but let’s make 2022 the best year we can by putting the past behind us and be part of making a difference with one another.

People and communities never agree on everything, but we can try and not let the protests and negative news control us. There are endless things to do in the Coronado landscape that allow us to help others and create an environment that our children are proud to grow up in.

Isn’t that more important than anything else?

Our actions of valor don’t mean that we have given up our views of what’s happening over the bridge. Just maybe, 2022 is the beginning of the end of all the bad that has happened and a time to see the light at the end of the rainbow in the Emerald City.

Dorothy would be proud.

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