Photo via @bluethegreat on Instagram. Art is “Flip-Flag” by Brian Blue. 2016
For the past three Thursdays I have had something ready to post but for the past three Thursdays I have not felt that my articles fit the tone of this country and all of the thoughts that have been swirling around in my head.
I will admit I have been surprisingly calm about a lot of the things that have been going on. That peace has come from a number of places but mostly from the fact that I know that I will still continue to face the same kind of aggressive or micro-aggressive behavior that I have all my life. I just know that, like in a sporting match, the severity of these encounters will just depend on who is “up”.
So, the posts that I had written for those weeks have been tabled. Never to see the light of day.
Instead, I chose to focus on the things that I can aim for this year. I have been able to keep my yoga/stretching journey alive and well. I am doing a more concerted and connected devotion everyday this year. I have also decided to focus on doing the things that I can do right now, right now. I have a tendency to push things off til later but I don’t want to worry my later self anymore. Start early and finish often.
Times are hard y’all. We are all still adjusting to being at home and it is coming up on a year that we have been doing that here in the US. I can’t believe it has been a year inside for me. It feels like four months and forever at the same time.
What have you decided for yourself this year? What efforts are you undertaking? What are you cutting back from?