Somehow, we've already made it halfway through 2020. In six months, it'll be January 2021. Crazy, right? This year has been a pretty wild ride so far, I think we can all agree on that. If you're anything like me, you had a lot of plans for 2020. You went into this new year and this new decade with big hopes and dreams to make amazing things happen for yourself. But, as you know, that was very short lived. A few months in, we were hit with the unexpected.
You know those annoying, often disturbing and weird thoughts you have that come out of nowhere? You could be lighting a nice smelling candle, and all of a sudden, your brain will say something along the lines of: "Burn your house down!" Maybe you even feel tempted to act on it, and come close to actually burning something. Pretty scary stuff, right? Well, that would be the work of an intrusive thought.
This is Reagan, or as we like to call her: Pupper, Reagy, Goober (and all its various forms), Boo Boo, Rae Rae, Muppet, Little One, and so many other names. We hardly ever call her Reagan. She's a 4-year-old, adorable beagle-collie-who knows what else mix. We still have no idea. She has the coloring of a beagle, and the size and face of a collie. The one thing we can't really figure out is what kind of dog she got her curly tail from. We decided that she was made in a lab from various parts of all different dogs. Whatever she is, she's certainly cute!
You've probably heard the term "white privilege" thrown around a lot these days. I wanted to write this to clear up any confusion or misconceptions you may have regarding the term.
Believe it or not, it's okay to be happy right now! Think about all the good that is happening in the world. The videos of recovered patients being applauded as they are discharged from the hospital. Making homemade masks. Car parades. People fostering homeless pets. Everyone is coming together to help one another, and it's amazing. I don't think I've ever seen so much unity among us before. We really are, as they say, "all in this together."