Thursday, March 4, 2021

3. THE (ONE OF TOO MANY) COME BACK.

                                                                       Hey Omaha! What's Going On!

WELCOME BACK!

    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 my job as a writer is to write and send it out to the world - what happens after that, it's none of my business. The audience will have their own opinion and perspective. That's the difference this time around. I have been empowered and I am going to keep on going.

    I have been busy rolling with the punches that COVID brought upon the healthcare field. It's been a roller-coaster of emotions. It's been a WHOLE YEAR since the world shut down and I think most of us have accepted our new normal. Yet 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 about having to wear a mask or quarantine, I have not had a day off. Don't get me wrong, I am aware of the privilege I hold in life during these times. I am thankful to have a job while others have lost it and others do not qualify for any kind of financial aid.

    After everything the world has been through and the many loved ones we have lost, all we ask of the world - especially in Omaha - is to help us stop this. Hospitals are overflowing, nurses and doctors are overworked. Please wear your mask, keep your distance, avoid crowded areas, sanitize, consider getting the vaccine, and keep yourself and loved ones safe. 

That being said...




      
  I've been watching a lot of self-help videos. God knows I need it. Even though I still feel weird talking about having a therapist, 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 keeping a journal with things that keep me motivated so I don't lose them and keep on grinding.  


It has also been a year since Charlie passed and his absence still hurts every day.  But I keep reminding me to NEVER GIVE UP AND DO IT ALL IN HIS MEMORY.

I have been supporting local and independent artists. Sure the House-Hold names have lost millions having to cancel their tours this past year, but imagine all the openers who depended on those gigs to get their names out there. The local names are also experiencing the loss. 
So as much as I can, I support. More than anything, I support because I enjoy their art.




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      ^ <<----- WAYWARD has been a good outlet these past months. He puts out such a positive vibe and I am living for it. He holds LIVES on Facebook to keep in touch with his audience and plays some music, including a freestyle at the end of the Live with words that the audience gives him (awhile back, he included my dog Frankie in his song lol). It's the little things that make a difference in times like this. I also got a unicorn drawn on the album cover that I purchased lol


And, of course, our local artists.


EVANDALE
AXCESS
     

  




Art by J.Hallberg
J. Hallberg, 2021




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The Husband & The Brother.
                                    

  On the personal side, we had Game Night with the cousins every Friday since June and I looked forward to it. Then I started to skip 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 won most of the time though! I gotta get back on that horse. I gotta continue to spend time with the fam.
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 :)


 
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