I took a break from writing since Monday's post and focused on just living well for the rest of the week.
I ran a lot, sort of enjoyed the weather and got a few more things cleared up in my own mind. However, it is Spring cleaning time so we have been working in the yard, cleaning up the storm damage from the past few weeks and just generally getting ready for whatever comes next.
Nope, nothing too serious or bad going on around us, other than the 15+ inches of snow, losing power, enduring the wind storm, Presidential politics, allowing for Mother Nature's other interesting moods, dealing with the Coronavirus, watching people make fools of themselves in the news... you know the usual stuff we all have to deal with on a daily basis in today's world. I gotta admit some of it did finally wear a little on the brain. Basically, I had a difficult time staying focused on any one thing for more than a little bit, although while using the chain saw I was pretty damned focused.
What Was I Thinking?
Today's world is an "interesting" time to be alive, to say the least.
However, I have no doubts that I will keep muddling along doing the best that I can while keeping values I hold dear.
Based on those values, I blocked multiple people on Facebook and Twitter, which decreased my stress levels considerably. Both sites can be horrible time sucks and make you question the future of human-kind, but at the same time, they both provide me with entertainment I would miss and once in a while some really thought-provoking posts that cause me to go down into rabbit warrens for further exploration.
It will be interesting to see what the next few months will bring. I am willing to bet, a great deal of it will be confusing and most likely a sad commentary on the direction my Country will go. There will be islands of calm and bright spots of hope, but I see many storm clouds on the horizon as well.
This post was written for and first appeared on One Foot In Reality.