It is November! My oldest son’s favorite month of the year. It is his 17th birthday in two weeks. November is a great month though. Here in Massachusetts the leaves are turning beautiful colors and the wind is blowing them off their trees.
Fair warning, this is going to be a random rambles kind of post.
That is where the Much Ado About Nothing comes in, haha!
November of this year is also the month of the midterm elections. Did you vote? I sure did! I went first thing in the morning and did my civic duty. It is also my well deserved right to vote. You know, as women had to fight for that right and everything. While I don’t vote in every single election my town holds, I do vote in the big ones and I take it very seriously.
I am attempting to participate in the #NaNoWriMo this year but so far I haven’t done much. November is the month for writing but I haven’t gotten very far. I started out with one story that is over 10 years old but I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m just not ready to write that one. So I have to start from scratch, beginning with the outline. It’s proving to be more challenging than I was expecting because I’ve been very distracted lately.
The Universe has decided to put some challenges before me lately and I have started to feel tired a lot. Drained is the more appropriate word. Thank God I have some really good friends in my life who have been a huge help to me. And Thank God for my brother, who helped me out with something last weekend.
Then there is what is going on in the world. The shooting at a Philadelphia synagogue and all the hatred – just pure hatred – that leads to innocent people dying. The bombs sent to Democrats who dare defy our so-called President. What is happening? Then this past week, 12 people lost their lives and many more affected by one person deciding to go shoot random people. For what?
And the Midterm elections didn’t really do much to curve the deep division in this country. I didn’t expect it to though. The Democrats are just as responsible as the Republicans at this point. I’m a Democrat and I’m saying this. No one is really willing to work with each other. They are like a pack of wild dogs just waiting to attack.
Where is all this hate coming from? It’s coming from Fear. Ignorance is also making itself known in the arena of hatred. Fear and Ignorance lead to hatred and boy does the U.S have that in spades. All we are left with is asking why. Why???
Talking about the leaves falling though: I’m going to take some pictures before Winter comes.
Both my personal life and all of this negativity in the world has been affecting my mental health. I am resorting to binge watching old TV shows and much needed hiking just to keep myself from losing my shit. Just yesterday the bus driver who was supposed to pick my oldest up from his after school program “forgot” to pick him up. This does not bode well with my inner Mama Bear. Did I mention that she sometimes gets a little crazy? “Danger Will Robinson! Danger!”
Do you ever get to a point where you start to feel overwhelmed by everything? You know that you will keep going. That’s just life. Life has its ups and downs and we mostly roll with the punches. We get back up and do it all over again. But do you ever feel, even for a moment, that you just need a break from your life? From the world?
That’s how I’ve been feeling lately. All these negative vibes in the air has me wanting to do something else. Be somewhere else. Do you ever just want to leave this planet, this solar system and fly to another galaxy? Maybe go to an alternate dimension where you meet a happier, healthier you and say, “Hey, lets switch places for a day. Or two.”
But you can’t pick just any alternate Universe. You have to pick the right one. I would pick one with a me that lives near a beach or in a mystical forest full of fairies and unicorns. Yes! Unicorns! Oh I could surely use a Unicorn right about now. Just for a day. Maybe two.
Thanks so much for reading!
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