Saturday, November 28, 2020

The (OTHER) Come Back.

                                                                       Hey Omaha! What's Going On!


If you're reading this, thank you for taking the time. I will continue to write in a weekly basis - I know I know, I've said that before. This time I will keep my word. What's different this time around, you may ask? Well, I have recently been reminded that writers will continue to write and send it out to the world - what happens after that, it's none of their business. The audience will have their own opinion and perspective. Again, my job as a writer is to write and send it out. This is the difference. I have been empowered and I am going to keep on going.

It was around my birthday the last time I typed anything at all. I have been busy rolling with the punches that COVID brought upon the healthcare field. It's been a roller-coaster of emotions. As of right now, eight months since the world shut down, I think most of us have accepted our new normal. We all wear masks, even those that do not believe in the pandemic, must wear one if they want access to businesses. Life must go on, but I still believe it will go back to what it used to be. I am tired - mentally and physically. While others out in the world bitch and moan about having to quarantine, I have not had a day off. Don't get me wrong, I am aware of the privilege I hold at this moment in time. I am thankful to still have a job while others have lost it and others do not qualify to financial aid.

Going into the ninth month of COVID, all we ask of the world - especially in Omaha - is to help us stop this. Hospitals are overflowing, nurses and doctors are overworked. Health Care Centers have extended their hours until 11pm and the staff is overwhelmed. Please wear your mask, keep your distance, avoid crowded areas, sanitize, and keep yourself and loved ones safe. 

That being said...

        ...I have watching a lot of self-help videos. God knows I need it. Even though I still feel weird talking about having a therapist, but I want to help break the stigma about Mental Health. There is nothing wrong with seeking for help; 
I have recently started enjoying writing again and I keep things that keep me motivated so I don't lose it and keep on grinding. I am preparing myself mentally and emotionally for December 3rd (Charlie's first year since he's been gone); but more than anything, I take his absence as inspiration to NEVER GIVE UP AND DO IT ALL IN HIS MEMORY.

I have been supporting local and independent artists. Sure the big well-known names have lost millions having to cancel their shows this year, but imagine all the openers who depended on those gigs to get their names out there. The local names   also experiencing the loss. So as much as I can, I support.





The Husband & The Brother.


  On the personal side, we have had Game Night with the cousins every Friday since June and it's become I look forward to. Sure, there have been times that I skipped them. It's hard pushing myself to leave the house. I have to fight The Voices in my head frequently to make it out of bed. I win most of the time though! :) 
I have been on a high recently so I am taking advantage of it to resume my writing and start new projects such a podcast, photography, and documentaries. I know I might lose the drive at some point, I just know myself too well, but that's when I'll have to work overtime to get out of that funk. I know I can do it. I have to and MUST do it. That's the attitude :)

[ ...Relax. Take it Easy. ]

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