Every so often I find it helpful to check in with myself & consider where I was at this point “X” number of years ago, however it keeps our brain now working respectfully, melding the current challenges that I’m facing with the past obstacles that I have overcome. In general, when I examine our past I suppose a lot better about our current standing. In retrospect, our position in life is ridiculously superior when I look at everything I have going for myself and others now, compared to even a few years ago, however for instance, I was totally alone back then. I had a few friends, however no 1 to call our own, then secondly, I used to live in cheap apartments, while these nights I get to live in an actual beach house with some privacy, land, & our own Heating and A/C. Sometimes I just assume about the little things, appreciate the year that our beach house heating system stopped now working, & suppose blessed. I remember the nights that I lived in a weather conditions with brutally cold & long winters, & relied genuinely on our central oil furnace to stay alive for half of the year. I recall the morning that it was less than 0 degrees outside, & I woke up to find that our beach house was about 20. I remember calling the property owner over & over again, & being shushed about our heating problem while simultaneously assured that an Heating and A/C worker was already called out. I remember laying in our cold cold apartment, literally crying & begging the property owner to push the Heating and A/C request to the top of the list. I recall sleeping next to a space heating system for warmth & barely making it to work the next morning… Yes, when I assume back, especially our current Heating and AC situation is a lot better than it used to be.