Editor’s note: It’s time to count our blessings

Well, what a year it’s been. I say this every year but, in terms of flight time, 2021 is taking the cake!

But they say time flies when you’re having fun. And, while being busier than ever with work isn’t everyone’s idea of ​​having a good time, it’s definitely better than the alternative.

I was recently reading an old Christmas food magazine, looking for a recipe, and took a look at the editor’s note. She reflected on the chaotic year that had been. “She doesn’t know what’s in store for her,” I thought to myself.

But everything is relative and, if it weren’t for the Covid that dominated our thoughts, and the headlines, it would probably be something else. It is no different than when you hear about other people going through various struggles and think to yourself that you should really be counting your blessings. This feeling does not last long and you are soon back to bemoaning your own difficulties.

There is every reason to be optimistic because there is already so much work in the pipeline.

But we should really be thankful that, at least in the mortgage market, 2021 was a huge success compared to 2020. In fact, it was one of the best years ever for many companies.

As we look to 2022, there is every reason to be optimistic because there is already so much work in the pipeline.

Speaking of time passing, the self-nomination process for the Mortgage Strategy Awards is well advanced and will close on December 10, so register before it’s too late.

I really hope you get the chance to take a real break this holiday season to spend time with your loved ones. This means turning off emails for at least a few days, although I know how difficult it is!

I wish you the most merry Christmas and the best of everything for the new year.

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