Hey you guys, I know a lot of us can’t wait to say goodbye to 2021. My perspective is a bit different. I am a bit dense and I never learn much from the good times… I have found I really grow as a human when times are tough, challenging, and an outright shit-storm.
In Dave Grohl’s new book “ The Storyteller”, he talks about the early days of traveling the country. Traveling with a broken down van and an old set of Tama Drums he had since high school. He said their band van was in such dissrepair, they often referred to it as a homeless shelter on wheels. But from reading his book, I get the sense that before he hit it big with Nirvana and The Foo-Fighters, he felt grateful. That he had a deep appreciation for every opportunity that presented itself as he embraced the struggle. The struggle of an early broke life on the the road perfecting his craft. He said he remembers those days every time he steps on stage to a stadium full of fanatical fans.
“Everyday is a blank page”, he muses… “And I get to be apart of writing and participating in each day’s story.” He felt that way then… and that way now.
That is an amazing perspective that aligns with my own. I’ve enjoyed every f’ing day of 2021. I’ve loved meeting many of you that listened to us on the radio for years. We sat down, rolled up our sleeves, and did some pretty fucking awesome and tough things together. I appreciate my mentors, my friends, my co-workers, my family and my son… and every single one of you!
Everyday wasn’t easy, but I think we got better as broadcasters as realtors, and friends.
I hope I left 2021 in better shape than in the way I entered 364 days ago.
I’m not ready to say goodbye to 2021….
There’s still a few more days… a few more blank canvases that I get to paint, and I fully intend to participate in it fully… whole-heartedly… and with curiousity and appreciation for one more day of life and health on this orb that won’t spin forever.
Son, I love you.
Mom… you’re a badass…
Jennifer, Joe, Scotty… you are the best humans I know.
And Ron, thanks for going on this journey with me. You will always have my trust, love and admiration.
Thank you all for allowing us to be your broadcasters, realtors, and friends…
I cant wait to see what all of us will do in 2022.
Thanks for listening and sitting down with us.
Now here’s my guy Ron with a look back of all the fun we had with all of you in 2021
With so much love and respect.
Don O’Neill is a Licensed Agent at
Windermere Real Estate Midtown
1920 North 34th Street
Seattle, WA 98103