It feels like the world is speeding up. I catch myself living in the future, so this week I tried to focus on staying present. My transcendental meditation practice and daily journaling are two routines that have been helping me.
My birthday is almost here. Usually, it’s the highlight of my year. I always have a blowout party, but this year feels different. I will celebrate with the small group I’ve been sheltering in place with for the last several months. It will be an intimate celebration, but I will be grateful for it. Perhaps that is one of the lessons we are meant to learn during this pandemic; to take more time to relish the tiny moments we so often took for granted before.
I’m dreaming of Banana Split ice cream cake. We’ll see if I get one.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s response to Rep. Ted Yoho’s “apology” for his verbal attack on her makes important points about casual misogyny all women have faced (many on a regular basis).
I was fist-pumping and “yeah gxrl-ing” in my den as I watched AOC speak the truth we all need to hear. Here’s a section that particularly moved me:
“And I am here because I have to show my parents that I am their daughter and that they did not raise me to accept abuse from men. Now, what I am here to say is that this harm that Mr. Yoho levied, tried to levy against me, was not just an incident directed at me. But when you do that to any woman, what Mr. Yoho did was give permission to other men to do that to his daughters. In using that language in front of the press, he gave permission to use that language against his wife, his daughters, women in his community, and I am here to stand up to say that is not acceptable.”
And, here’s a video of her speech in case you missed it.
This book by Morgan Harper Nichols will make you feel good.
These headphones saved my marriage. Seriously.
My journal is almost full, so it’s time for a new one. I like this one because it’s faux leather and it has an owl on it!
You know I like a little strange, so here’s a link to 10 strange places you can explore virtually, including the Paris Catacombs and Chernobyl. Good times.
If you find something weird and/or cool you think I should include in next week’s Click Love, click here!
That’s all for now. Until next week…