Am I Better Off?

A few weeks ago a big question surrounding the election was "are you better off now than you were four years ago?"

Of course the real question is about the COUNTRY and whether it's better off than it was ... or something like that. But the answer for me is YES.

That isn't to say I wasn't happy four years ago, but things have moved in an upward trajectory for me, and I'm very happy to be where I am, doing what I'm doing.

I lived in New York, the best city, so in some ways that might be considered better then than now. (Baton Rouge is not even the best city in Louisiana.) But other than that geographic preference everything about my life today is better than it was in 2008.

I lived in a few hundred square feet then. Today I have an entire house plus out buildings. (There's one score for BR over NYC.)

Fighting bedbugs in 2008 ... 5H
Four years ago I was still trying to figure out what was causing my hives. Multiple doctors visits and a couple rounds of steroids later we found the bedbugs. Ugh to infinity.

I was a newlywed then, which was definitely a good time. Today I am happily married for more than four years, an even better time.

More than just being two, we are now a family of three. And nothing could make me happier ... except maybe being a family of four? :)

Of course this silly reminiscing isn't actually influencing my decision on election day. In 2008 I voted for Obama in NYC, and in 2012 I will do it again in Baton Rouge.


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