Thursday, November 26, 2020

Thanksgiving 2020


Happy Thanksgiving!

This year has been one of the most bizarre, surreal, and heart-breaking years.

I don't have anything huge and profound to say about it, but I just pray that things get better and I know they will eventually. 

Despite having to deal with so much this year, I'm still grateful, because there is a lot to be grateful much.

Happy Thanksgiving 🦃🍂🍁💕

Sunday, November 22, 2020

A Sunday in 2020

fall autumn leaves

I just thought that I'd check in for a moment. Even though I'm more sporadic here these days, it's not due to lack of interest. I always wish that I had more to say when I come here, but like most human beings, this year especially has been having its way with me. It's difficult to gather my thoughts these days. But I guess that I should be kind to myself and just not force anything. I mean, we're all somehow getting through a pandemic, on top of political turmoil, with our own personal losses and worries thrown on top of this steaming pile of a year. 

Sometimes when I let my mind "go there", I'm astonished at how it seems that ten years have been packed into one. Maybe that's why I feel tired all the time. 

Here's to better days ahead and more to say here :-)

I hope that you have a good week wherever you are.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Sunday, November 08, 2020

Biden/Harris 2020


Congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden 


Vice President-elect Kamala Harris 💙

We used our voices and voted for change!

I immediately thought of the late Congressman John Lewis when I heard the news.

We did it!

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Election Day 2020



To all my fellow Americans, today is the day!
If you haven't already voted during early voting or by absentee ballot,
 please make your voice heard and please cast your vote today.

I voted by absentee ballot a few weeks ago. I mailed it off as quickly as possible since I wanted to make sure that my ballot arrived on time. I've checked and my ballot was accepted, so I was relieved to find that out. It's a crazy time and sadly we can't be sure of anything during this election. We just have to do our best and do our part as citizens. 

As I completed my ballot, I couldn't help but think about the late Congressman John Lewis, who I admired so much. Even before he passed away this summer, I would often think of him, because I grew up learning about this incredible man and the sacrifices that he and so many others made in order for me to have my right to vote. 

I also thought of my ancestors and all that they endured in order to vote and to just simply live their lives. I thought of the ones who did get the chance to vote and also the ones who were never able to vote because of the racism that they encountered. 

We are living through a very hard time in the history of the world, in ways that we never would've imagined just a year ago. The pandemic has taken so many lives and continues to take lives every single day. The political climate is SO toxic and vitriolic. We MUST make so many changes in order to get back on track somehow, but hopefully on a much better track because there is definitely room for improvement in this world. Too much hate, injustice, and inequality has been allowed to permeate society for too long. We HAVE to do better...much better.

Please vote! 🌊

Please wear a mask! 😷

Sunday, November 01, 2020