It’s been an incredibly trying four months and the national elections in my country have come and gone, and there’s still this bitterness in my heart that I’ve yet to process wholly, but I’m getting there one step at a time. I’ve written a few posts in my drafts which I’m unable to post because I didn’t feel like communicating, didn’t feel like I could share more these past months, but I figured why the heck not? Let’s keep that ball rolling, and as I’ve said, let’s take it one step at a time.
Back in 2016, I read an article in Vogue about the five ways to recover from the post-election blues, and I didn’t think that it would somehow be relevant to me six years later. To quote it, the article said to stay connected, “Spending time with friends and like-minded people is key. “Seek people who can understand and validate your experience,” says Keenan-Miller. For some, a small or large dose of being alone is restorative, but cutting yourself off from your current life ultimately won’t help. We all generally get a mood boost through support and empathy from others.” I’m trying to do this. I think I’d get there soon enough. I hope.
With the pandemic still hovering, I’ve decided to focus on work and plan for future travels. I was pretty successful at doing these two, which kept my mind off the terrible news bombarding us each and every day. This coming December, I decided to go back to Europe for a month to get a taste of travel after these two grueling years of COVID lockdown. I am excited and I cannot wait to just escape the monotony of what I’m doing, even just for a bit.
Now, with that bit of update out of the way, I’m looking forward to sharing some stuff in my next few posts. I’ve not been reading a lot, but I was able to get hold of some books I’ve postponed reading from years past. I also watched The Sandman over the weekend. I’ve not watched any series since last year, but this one really piqued my interest and I enjoyed it. I’ve also collated all the figures I bought over the last two years, and there are a lot. I didn’t realize that I spent quite a lot during this pandemic. The start of the BER months is in two days, and that means early Christmas planning! exciting!! Ooh! Not really. But we’ll see.