So I have been AWOL on my blog. Not for the first time, but this time was different. This was not me being lazy or not motivated. I have been missing in action because I have been making money and working as a content writer.
My wife was laid off, and I kicked the writing into high gear. I was lucky enough to get a great collaborator and take off. So that is why I haven’t been here. I made enough to keep our heads close enough to the surface that we could pop our heads up and breathe, but it took all my time and focus.
I was writing for 12-14 hours a day about stump grinders, CBD, beauty products, etc. It was wonderful. I am grateful for the opportunities. I am also glad that the 14-week sprint I was in is over, and I can breathe. I can get back to entering contests, putting in submissions of fiction, and doing this. Those are my true passions.
So I am glad to be back and, as always, appreciate you all popping by. I should be on here more often now, but life happens. However, with everything going on, I want to talk. I know that my opinion is mine, my views are mine, and not everyone shares them. So if you are reading this, please see the below disclaimer.
Yes, there will be content on here about my weight loss journey, my lifestyle change. There will be content on here about my parenting, being the other mother, being a member of the LGBTQ+ community. However, there will be political content, and it will be of my more left-leaning liberal views.
I am tired. I am exhausted and scared and horrified and sad. More than anything else, I am frustrated and angry. I do not know how we got here, and I know how we got there all the time. And I want to talk about it. Because we are done worrying about white fragility and egos, we can not sit on our hands and stop talking to ensure comfort.
A change has to happen. Our country is in a precarious spot, a powder keg ready to explode. And for eight more days, there is a masochistic, egotistical, narcissistic psychopath in the Oval Office, who is holding the flame. He has followers who will commit high treason and storm the Capitol of the United States to do his will.
If you are not terrified and angry, you are part of the problem if you are not standing up and yelling. If you do not want to hear that, you may not want to read anything here for the next few days, weeks, months, or years even.
Our road is a long one, broken and beaten down. We have to traverse it together. We have to look at all of us all and what we did or didn’t do that helped us get here. We are all guilty. We are all complacent in some way.
This is a very different discussion than the BIPOC discussion we still need to be having. Further, then the women’s rights discussion, we still need to be having. Other than the believing survivors’ discussion, we still need to be having. This is another discussion we need to add to all of those discussions.
It will not be comfortable. It will not be pleasant or a walk in the park. It is necessary – vital even. So we will either sink or swim here, my fellow Americans. It is hard to know what we will do. And that is even more terrifying.
And that is how I see it.

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