I thought 2021 would start off rocky but move in an upwards motion. NOPE.
I didn’t post last week because so much craziness hit me all at once and I had to process it. But I’m back so get ready for a ranting story time!
In December, my grandmother turned 100. This was awesome and most of my family threw a little party behind her nursing home window with balloons and posters and singing. (all socially distanced of course). It made her extremely happy to see most of the family and all the littler ones running around and having fun. Two weeks later, she passed away peacefully in her sleep. RIP Beaddy-Belle. (Her nickname)
Next, my good friend and happy margarita drinking/dancing partner in crime (also partner on the Midlife Margaritas FB page) passed away after fighting off an infection and being in a coma for about a week. Broke my damn heart to pieces. RIP DC Stanfa.
Then I had a Vertigo episode in the middle of the night last week. Stood up too fast and the room spun out of control and I hit the bathroom floor. While I laid there a minute processing what had just happened, I realized our bathroom floor needed a deep clean. That was an evil demon that made me spin out of control and hyper extending one arm, bruising my butt and possibly a cracked rib. I hadn’t felt that beat up since college frat party nights back in the 80’s. Never will I ever drink PJ again.
Still have pain from the fall but I’m getting better. Truth is more crap has happened since but you get the point. 2021 is not showing up the way it was supposed too.
So I am exhausted physically and mentally. Who isn’t? Isn’t everyone tired of the BS? Tired of wondering what devastation tomorrow might bring? Tired of trying to stay positive because that’s what your supposed to do?
If you are feeling great and not affected by Covid, quarantine, online schooling, parenting in a pandemic, politics, etc. then unfriend me right now. (lol I hate when people say this on social media. I mean if you want people to unfriend you then just unfriend them. But I get it though. You’re tired too.)
This is the year I want life to be different. I don’t care your religion, color, gender, politics, or anything else. I don’t care if you are WOKE or still half asleep. Let’s just be nice and move on. But Missy (me), if we don’t have these conversations and get everyone to be on the same page and acknowledge wrongness and all THINK THE SAME WAY, then we will never get it right? NOPE. Not even then.
Here’s how it is. We are all born to be DIFFERENT. Think different, talk different, learn differently, like different things. We can’t and will never all be the same or think the same. There will always be good and evil. You can’t change anyone’s mind if you are in their face telling them how wrong they are. Haven’t we figured out this BASIC knowledge yet?
One thing we can all be though is NICE. Sure we can fight for what’s right but how do you know if you are right or wrong? Seems none of that is clear anymore. I bet if we all just said ENOUGH, let’s just be nice. After awhile the niceness might win and make us all a little less insane. THEN we might just understand why we all feel the way we do about things. But until then…
Recap: Everyone is tired. Everyone wants things to change. WE are all different. We can never fully agree on everything. We need to be nice. Stop being assholes.
So here’s a list to help you through the next year:
- Stop watching the news. They ALL lie.
- It’s ok to take a break from social media.
- Fake news is everywhere. Older people are more susceptible to it.
- Mute or block people that continue to spew hate.
- Think for yourself, do your own research.
- Kindness is everything.
- The kids are watching us.
- Have more margaritas with friends and less arguments with enemies.
That’s it. It’s my rant and I own it. Feel free to add to the list.
Here’s this weeks funny video: