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A pink dress and pigtails, not she. Is she a feminist? She wondered. Biased? Or merely jaded? She wondered why her interactions with the masculine have been, historically, combative, argumentative, a fight on subjects such as principles, morals and boundaries. It seemed so random, she thought, she wondered if the others in her tribe were approached with similarity. She wondered how they might respond and if it brought them satisfaction, resolution and shared enlightenment or were the interactions an extension of a deeper darker undertow?
'Doomscrolling' - it's a term I only recently heard, yet I instantly knew what it meant. That endless trawl through Twitter, skimming each new nugget of negativity. 'Stranger A' shouts at 'Stranger B', and hordes of other strangers wade in. Celebrities and influencers publicly play out their clashes of personality, ideals, and opinions. It gets very nasty, very quickly. No matter when you open the app, you can guarantee that there will be some vicious fight raging. You can also be sure that bad news will leap out with every twitch of your eager thumb, each story worse than the last; corruption, sleaze, death, inept government officials, natural disaster, and, dare I mention, covid19. So much for Twitter. Let's head to Facebook, that's sure to be a happier place. Actually, no. Here we have the option of several 'emojis' with which to display our reactions to the content on offer. Having scoured Facebook for pages that suit our own personal views, we then spend hours at a time scrolling through our timelines, reacting to posts from those pages as well as from friends and family. Invariably, we see stuff that angers, offends, irks. We stab at the angry face icon. If sufficiently moved by the content, we may even risk leaving a comment, usually bashed out in haste while our blood is still boiling. We then move on, having registered our displeasure, feeling faintly fulfilled at having 'made a difference' somehow. But what, precisely, have we achieved? In most cases, nothing at all.
I’m sitting here typing this while my littlest is napping and I have the gift of “free time” and I’m so anxious about how short of a span it often is and whether or not my energy will pan out to do everything I need to do for the day that I’m kind of paralyzed and don’t know what to do with it. Before babies (I have 2, a 5 year old and an 18 month old), my time was my own and I lived by a “follow your heart and intuition” system which kind of meant I handled my responsibilities then rewarded myself with things I wanted to do and enjoyed and somehow it all worked out and my life was abundant. My life is still abundant, richer in relationships with my family than ever before, but often confusing when it comes to ME anymore. I know that’s pretty common for moms to feel, a loss of identity and self, and I’m also going easy on myself a little knowing that we’ve been quarantined for nearly a year so it’s been our small little family and no one else. That’s been great in a lot of ways and then sometimes I need a break from just having to be aware of where kids are and what they’re doing. I’ve always had trouble hearing my own voice because of my upbringing (and I don’t intend to go into childhood trauma and baggage here by any means) so to sit right now and ask myself what it is that I want to do… well it’s just not an easy answer at the moment. There’s SO much I want to do and sometimes that alone feels overwhelming. There’s a list of books I want to read, a list of shows I want to see, several creative projects I’ve started and want to complete, songs I want to write, and I’ve chosen to sit here and journal about it and post it publically. Why? I’m not really sure. I guess ultimately what I truly want is to know that someone else feels this way to and by gosh, is there a life hack for it? I love life hacks. I love mental hacks. Someone please give me one to resolve this! I can honestly say it isn’t an every day thing, sometimes everything is crystal clear to me but I can’t move fast enough to keep up with my own thoughts and moments of inspiration to follow through on all of it because other responsibility calls. I’m very grateful for that other responsibility that calls… I absolutely adore my kids, just need some balance and crave control over my own time sometimes. I’d much rather have a happy healthy family to care for than to just be alone for the rest of my life being creative (although creative is my favorite thing to be and I’m not lonely in it) I just kind of want it all right now. My family AND creativity with other people? Well that’s just heaven. So here I am, reflecting over what I’ve done, what I want to do from here and how I’ve changed along with circumstances over the last year and I think just getting it out is helpful. Definitely feels like things are closer to heaven than ever before, and while some days I feel so happy that I’m scared I’m about to die and it’s all just going to end, I mean that metaphorically.
Today I went to a doctor for my routine checkup, and after our pleasantries he asked me if I wanted to be vaccinated for Covid-19. I didn't answer right away because I was surprised they even asked. I wasn't old or anything. So I asked the doctor his opinion. It was...
Pain has never been my master, but for the last eleven years she has been my most intimate and unforgiving teacher. It’s taken me a long time to learn to live on her leash, and even longer to learn how to loosen it. While 2020 was a year of set back after set back, and seeming nightmare after nightmare, it gave me the chance to make peace with failure.
The SARS-CoV-2 contaminated ice cream was found in the Daqiaodao Food Co. factory, located in Tianjin, a hundred kilometers from Beijing. The facility has been closed while employees are being tested.
There are a lot of ways for a healthy lifestyle, and learning to add healthy habits doesn’t have to be hard. Here are the top things you can do to live a healthier lifestyle, how they benefit you, and steps you can take today to implement them.
A lot has actually been exhibited about the concept of the mind and establishing psychological strength for higher success. Everybody knows a great deal of the literature with regard to the law of attraction, mastering the mind, and developing exceptional practices to last a lifetime. Truly establishing these practices routinely in time is rather difficult.