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Goodbye 2021, I Hope You Choke To Death On Your Way Out

Last updated on September 5, 2022

My New Year’s message with a theme. You know, because I’m all creative and stuff. Can you guess the theme? Hint: It’s not Green Day.

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Can you believe it? The last day of this Godforsaken year. Good riddance to bad rubbish. Even though personally, I’ve made more money, my health’s been better than ever and the pandemic, economy, shortages, or any of it really, hasn’t affected me, it has been tough on a lot of people. For that, I say, goodbye 2021, and please let the screen door hit you on your way out.

“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is — infinite.”

William Blake

My Message For Everyone As We Move Into 2022

It would be easy for me to sit right here in my highchair, ’cause I don’t have a high horse and tell everyone to be happy, positive, and upbeat as we slither through the covid juice with an evil hiss into what’s sure to be more of the same as all this.

With continued shortages, higher prices, more hate & extremism because it’s an election year. And probably above all, the lying scum running things have proven to themselves, and the world, that they can control the masses with fear and the oyster is theirs forever. God bless the fearful sheep, I hope you’re happy.

Is There Shame In Having Fun During The 2021 Apocalypse?

Apocalypse (ἀποκάλυψις, apokálypsis) is a Greek word meaning “revelation”, “an unveiling or unfolding of things not previously known and which could not be known apart from the unveiling”.

The boy said my name’s Johnny
And it might be a sin
But I’ll take your bet
And you’re gonna regret
‘Cause I’m the best there’s ever been

Chicken in a bread pan picken’ out dough
Granny does your dog bite
No child, no

My dad kept a can of gas behind our old barn
I made sure I was careful when I poured it on the lawn
That fire was beautiful and the wind started to blow
That ember hit the hayloft and I watched the sucker go
~ Zac Brown Band – Fun Having Fun

We lost a country great in 2021. Tom T. Hall. He left us his music to enjoy for eternity.

Speaking of happy, I am. My personal life is in great shape and my professional life isn’t but has never been – because I’m not a professional. So I’m good.

Sure, we could focus on what went right in 2021, but what would be fun in that?

My rescue pit bull and I found each other. I found a car that seems the perfect fit for me (An old-style Trailblazer). I’ve come to terms with what self-reliance & preparedness really mean and feel like I’ve stepped into a new phase of prepping. You know, I bet you’ve had a few things go right. Right?

Is That The Secret? How Do We Do 2022 Better?

If I had all the answers I’d go broke giving it all away free and be happy doing so. As it turns out, my answers pretty much only work for me and that’s because my needs and expectations are way below the bars and standards set by my readers


I am a blogger, which makes me special. My Mom told me as much. As a blogging superhero, I’m not afraid to offer up my opinion and commentary on anything at all, so you’re in the right place.

Just sit right in that chair right there
And let me show you how it's done
10 Steps

To A Better Year

Just a little advice. We could go on all day, but I want to focus on a few things that are important to me. Make any adjustments needed to fit your life.

  1. Stop falling for the lies. Ignore the statistics and do the best you can. I done told you once you son of a b**ch, ninety percent of what you worry about never happens.
  2. Get off Facebook. Stop saying it might be a sin, and you know you should get off Facebook. You know you can’t win. It’s not going to get better, and you’re gonna regret ’cause it’s as bad as its ever been.
  3. Take care of yourself and yours. Focus on self-reliance & preparedness. You don’t have to become a full-out prepper but if you haven’t noticed the empty shelves and the lack of support by now you pretty much deserve to go without.
  4. Work yourself out of debt. Debt is slavery, and it’s time to, at the very least, start paying it down and quit adding to the weight that holds you back.
  5. Work on a side hustle. If you have a single source of income in 2022, don’t you feel a little at risk? There are so many options that it’s crazy to sit back and hope to win this shiny fiddle made of gold. Go out and turn a profit, I double-dog dare you.
  6. Avoid fighting politics. Politics is ugly. 2022 won’t be any different. Trust me, it will stay screwed up on its own, with or without you. That doesn’t mean stick your head in the sand either, it means don’t get roped into useless arguments and let it steal your joy. Find a better platform to voice your views – maybe get a blog, newsletter, podcast, whatever.
  7. Don’t conform. Don’t submit. Stay strong and, whenever possible, resist stupidity. Whatever that means to you. Mock it and spit in its face but don’t let it beat you. Getting locked up or losing your freedom is letting it beat you. Just sayin’. Apply a little dose of common sense to everything you do.
  8. Stay free. Don’t allow any more of your freedom to be lost – regardless of the reward. It’s not worth it. Trust me. I’m blogger, I know stuff.
  9. Speak out against the BS. Don’t get yourself in trouble but don’t sit on your hands all day either. Your voice matters because it helps others understand they’re not alone. There’s strength in numbers, that’s exactly why we’re turning into a country of sheep – because there are so many willing to conform out of fear and greed.

The silent are sheep in their own right.

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10. Think positive. Yes, that ol’ saying, from way back as far as 1952 (Paid link) and probably before that. It is not nonsense. The same holds true for negative thoughts. Think about all the people that say, “I’m tired” all day long. They are tired because they believe it. That’s a horrible habit. Think happy thoughts.

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‘Cause your brain believes you.

I’m going to have a great year – no matter what pit the world falls into.

~ You. You say that.

Goodbye, 2021. I Hope You Die A Painful And Shameful Death

See you next year, Brian

Image Credit: npx from Pixabay

About This Author

Brian D. Hawkins is a late-blooming thought leader in his mind. So please don't disturb his happy thoughts. It's all he has.

Brian D. Hawkins has been a blogger for over twenty years, having written thousands of public articles on dozens of websites. He currently blogs for and his personal blog at

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