“So what do YOU do?”
“So what do YOU do?”
Thinking back on my New Year’s Eve festivities, I remember being with a small gathering of friends, watching the countdown expecting to be overcome with infinite joy and excitement in anticipation of a new year. There I was, holding my glass, the numbers steadily rolling backwards…10-9-8-7, waiting for that big moment, 6-5-4-3, … and then, finally 2-1… when 2019 rang in. But instead of shouting the obligatory “HAPPY NEW YEAR!” I froze cold –suffering a brief moment of paralyzing panic. Like shortness of breath, light flashing before my eyes, sweaty underboob kinda panic.
New Year. New me. Really?
They say behind every good man, there’s a good woman. Well, I say she’s more than a good woman – she’s a MAG. She connects the dots and makes things happen. In an ideal world, her children love her and her husband calls her blessed. Then, there’s reality – her children are clueless about what she does for them, and her husband only calls to ask what’s for dinner.
December is coming. Brace yourself. And while we may not see the likes of a Game of Thrones undead apocalypse, the holiday season can feel like its own emotional war.
Society makes us believe, that there will come a time in a woman’s life,
The art of reinvention is one of the fundamental keys to life.
If the 2016 Presidential Election taught us anything, it was that we should never get too comfortable— If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. We can’t just sit around and wait for change to happen. We have to be the change. You may be wondering, “why vote?” Why even contribute to this system that has so utterly failed women, minorities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community?
News flash—the 24-hour news cycle and nonstop Breaking News can be poison to the soul. Seriously, don’t you grrrls have mini panic attacks when you turn on the news, and BREAKING NEWS is plastered at the bottom of the screen, repeatedly pulsating like the flashing Crispy Crème donut sign that signals a sugar high? Except this BREAKING NEWS signage likely foreshadows something less sweet—like the proposed destruction of birthright citizenship (an American right) or the end of Roe v. Wade. Just sayin’. It could happen. It has happened. And it is making us all a little unwell.
I’ve created a life that I love to live. Essentially, I’m really happy. I have a health and wellness routine that works for me, and a strong spiritual life. I have great friends and a loving family, with whom I enjoy spending quality time. I volunteer for causes that are important to me, and I enjoy fulfilling hobbies. My career is rewarding; I do what I love and love what I do. Follow this up with the fact that I believe in the “glad game” – the notion of finding something to be glad about in each and every situation. Then, tie a big pretty pink bow on my life’s package, and there you have it, the reason I’m really happy.