Coming To The End Of Another Year

posted by Dan Mitchinson - 

Here we are, heading to the finish line of another year. There's been a lot of political divisiveness across our country. A lot of natural disasters, shootings, record highs for the stock market, growth in the housing sector, record rainfall for our area starting the year and we got a new police chief.

The nature of how we interact and connect online continues to evolve. Conversations have been replaced with attacks on a person's political views. We say things to others on social media we would never say to their face. The term "fake news" has become part of our vocabulary, despite many not using that term in its correct context.

We have mid-term elections coming up next year, and politicians who are already dropping hints of running for president in 2020. 

There's a lot to look back on this year. Honestly, there was too much at time. Like you, I'm tired. 

Even being in the news business, you can suffer from news fatigue at times. Which is why I hope as we wrap up this year, you take a look back not so much at the biggest news stories of the year, but how you impacted others. 

For me, I'm still learning to be a dad and husband. I've had some spectacular failures, and a few successes, but I know I have a lot to learn, and heading into the new year, I'll continue to challenge myself. And the question I'll continue to ask at the end of each day is "Did I truly make a difference in the lives of the people I had a privilege to come in contact with?"

I'll let you know how I'm doing next year. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas, and thank you for letting me be a part of your day every Monday-Friday morning. That time is truly the best four hours of my day.

Dan Mitchinson

Dan Mitchinson

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