I saw a Twitter post the other day that's been eating at me. The woman was talking about her city, that everyone was walking head down, sad, knowing something was wrong but not what... everyone feeling helpless.
I totally get that, it's the feeling I get out in the world, too. I have a sense that things aren't right. The world LOOKS the same as it did before the madness but it's not the same. It's tilted. Chaotically so.
All because one day in March 2020, the entire world changed. Two weeks to flatten the curve turned into damn near 3 years. Worldwide. Too many lives, schooling, families, relationships, and businesses destroyed. So many old people and sick children died alone. I'll spare the gory details. We all know what happened.
The problem is we don't know how to recover. After the last 3 years of terror, of friends and family attacking each other over masks and lockdowns and cupcakes, we all have a bit of PTSD. I'm not even being dramatic here. In one day, we ALL got locked into our homes, threatened if we didn't stay put, told we were all going to suffer and possibly die -- killing grandma and our parents in the process -- if we didn't follow the rules to the letter.
After 3 years of that, you don't just open the door, wipe your brow and say, "Well thank goodness that's over. Let's get back to real life." Only that life is gone forever. Thanksgivings across America are strained to say the least. The new normal looks a lot like the old one... only it's different. Tilted.
And could all that craziness happen again? Oh yes. In fact, it probably will, or something like it. We're already being bombarded with talk of new diseases, new wars (nuclear at that), new money, global warming, food shortages... oy vey.
Well, I say bring it. I'm ready for whatever. I'm healthy, strong, fit (and working out hard), a close-knit tribe of friends personally & professionally, money in my pocket, brain firing on all cylinders. Haha, at least I think it is!!!
I had to make a few lifestyle switches to get here. Food, mindset, sleep, READING, learning. These last 3 years were HELL because I didn't think all that could happen here and I'd become complacent. Suddenly everything I knew, believed to be true was called into question. And nobody was coming. I had to hop off the yellow brick road because there is no wizard who's going to save us. Not Congress, not the Donald, not Ron, not RFK, certainly not Biden. Not even a strange little man behind a curtain somewhere.
I know a lot of you are in the same boat. Everybody gained the Covid 19. Drank too much, didn't meet goals. There is nothing to do but take the bull by the horns. Don't wait. Now is the time to get your house in order. It's not like we are all going to die in the next whatever, or that there are bad people out to get us. Maybe there are, I don't know. This is life happening.
All I know is it took the last 3 years to wake me up and get me focused on being the best I can be. No one is coming to get me to exercise or eat right, lol. It's on me. And I have grandchildren I need to see married. I'm all in.
I hope this makes sense. I might need to have those cylinders checked...