How are you coping with 2021?
Few would deny, life is strange all around the world? How are you coping? Do you feel optimistic?
I feel optimistic. This seems inexplicable but can be explained by astrology. The sky does not really spell D-O-O-M.
I avoid news as much as possible. I expect this helps. I read somewhere, people in China did not read the news because they recognized it as propaganda. I don't know if this is true but it makes sense.
If you stick with people who have your best interest at heart, either because they love or care for you or because they're just simply decent people, this goes a long way.
Yesterday, someone told me she felt there were far more good people than bad. It's not a message you get that often but it's probably true. Still true!
This may be helping me at this time:
Do you have any hopeful, helpful thoughts? Do you need some kind of support? Do you find you're fairly okay, even in the middle of all the confusion and upheaval?
I'm doing everything I can to hang onto my job for a few more years. Losing it now would not be good but budget cuts are looming. No way to replace it really. But I'm ok for a bit I think.... trying to kill them with indepensibility and a smile for whatever that is worth these days.
I'm finding 2021 very hard so far. It's early days yet, though and I'm cautiously optimistic. I have removed myself from people that don't have my best interests at heart, and while I'm somewhat lonelier, I can feel my strength gathering slowly.
I find it interesting that the pandemic is the least of my worries ?
I'm good but also tired. Keeping it simple. I'm totally checked out and focusing on my family's needs exclusively these days. But still standing my ground in certain areas when in public ? Humor abounds. Enjoying the later sunsets. Planning for spring while enjoying the snow. Grateful for my many new friends and our community. Hard work paid off. De-stressing myself as much as possible to get ready for baby, I'm so excited ? I think I'm entering the nesting phase!
I’m ok but kinda tired. I have just kind of a generalized hope. I am extremely and deeply hurt by all the division though. Either things will come to light or things will be finally completely suppressed. Either way, I gotta survive and so I’m putting my hope in that fact too, that even if things get more oppressive, I’ll be able to make it through. I think the timeline could go either way at this point.
Until recently, I was ready to throw this whole damn year in the garbage.
Now I'm seeing some bright spots. I'm working on learning about my ancestral roots and it's getting fascinating. I am also in the process of getting vaccinated (I am a healthcare worker who works with immunocompromised clients). Feeling more hopeful these days.
Last night I was listening to one of ZDoggMD's podcasts about the vaccines and how he believes we're on our way to being out this mess from last year, very soon. One thing he said stuck with me, and it had nothing to do with the vaccines. He said,
"As we wake up to a new spring, we're gonna have to relearn how to be not assholes to one another".
He recommended meeting our family and friends again, in person, as we open up and basically have a real conversation, mend fences. We've allowed social media to divide us more and more, as he pointed out. I feel that I've closed my heart off to some people during this time period, and they have distanced themselves from me as well. It'd be real nice if that changed and we could, you know, find common ground again.