So...how is everyone doing?
I realize that can be a really loaded question. I don't mean as in, "Did your local barista get your coffee right this morning?" but rather with the state of things in the world right now. I find when I feel consumed or overwhelmed by the constant barrage of negative events, words and people on the news, social media and pretty much anywhere I look. I try to distract myself with work, family, evicting this kid from my womb in about 8 weeks and so on. It works temporarily, but it's just a band aid. Anyone else feeling pretty constant waves of heaviness around, I don't know, everything?
As Rose Nylund put it:
Well sure there are inequities, but at least we treat everyone the same.
And on children who worry about our world today:
When I was eight years old I was just worried about the usual childhood things; how much would the tooth fairy leave me? What would I get from Santa? Would I ever be chosen Small Curd Cottage Cheese Queen?
Bless your heart, Rose.
Despite the levity of the content I put out (which is definitely easy to do given the show it's based on) I carry around a great deal of emotional weight around the state of our society. Admittedly, that weight is limited to about as much as I can carry around as a cisgender, white, able-bodied woman in a straight relationship. However, this doesn't mean it doesn't affect me or I stick my head in the sand. I just try to compartmentalize, especially after I started to see how much it was affecting my mental health. I got depressed and felt extremely disconnected from people to extremely polarizing degrees. I wanted to break that down and one of the best ways I know to connect with people is through laughter (...or karaoke, which usually leads to laughter.)
Aside from wanting to be creative each day and talking endlessly about a topic I love, I guess you could say that one of the reasons I started SassyGreenLady LLC was to connect with others. I always thought I was never meant for "business" anything, but I'm learning more and more that maybe it's that I'm not meant for a soul-sucking, butt-kissing, money obsessed duplicitous business job. The more I pursue my business course and interact with others regarding my business it turns out that what I assumed were my business weaknesses are actually what are helping me grow as a company. WHO KNEW?!
I guess my point is that while terrible things happen every day and some effect certain individuals more than others, I'm trying to find some good in all the bad. The bad inspired me to do something that would make me feel more connected to others and hopefully, make others laugh. The good that I've found is YOU ALL. I'm so grateful for the connections I've made, people I've met and all my fellow Golden Girls lovers across the country. Whether you realize it or not, your presence (in whatever capacity) in my life these past 6 months have helped me more than you'll ever know. Thank you!
If you have any ways that you've turned the bad into good I'd love to hear it!
In friendship and cheesecake,