I want to reclaim my joy. I want to reclaim my peace. I want to reclaim the feeling that all is right in my own little world.
I’m not sure how to do that.
I could take a social media break and turn off all the news. But burying my head in the sand isn’t a real answer.
I give to ACLU. I donate to candidates who support public education.
And still I turn on the news and see the border situation (We tear gassed children today. That’s nice.) and just want to cry.
Setting limits and building boundaries might work.
It’s been 2 years. It feels like the whole world has changed.
I remember when all this started a political activist I follow said choose your thing, your focus, or the next four years will make you crazy. I chose public education. It’s an issue that crosses party lines. Most people are impacted by the war on public schools.
But focusing in this environment is so hard.
Still, I need to try.
I need to make finding things to be joyful for a habit again. I need to surround myself in positivity. I’m listening to Michelle Obama’s new book. That’s a start. 😊
The next four weeks are Yearbook Yearbook. That’s always fun.
My new granddaughter is such a miracle. My older granddaughter is a doll. My daughter is a strong woman. Those are things to be thankful for.
I got to spend nine days with DH. That’s always nice, especially after the last two and a half years.
I love Fort Worth.
Tarrant County voted blue.
I hit 30k on my NaNo novel, and I’ve done it without killing anyone or blowing stuff up. That’s a different kind of book for me.
I’m planning my next CLE trip.
I’m planning the beach trip.
My job is fun.
We took a microwave to my classroom today.
Creative Writing Club is still hilarious.
I’m back on low carb (day 2, yes!).
Young and the Restless is still fun to watch.
I saw an ad for a new Bridgerton book.
I got an air fryer on The Macy’s Black Friday sale.
Beto didn’t win but he’s not going anywhere either and his message is amazing.
There’s a Christmas station on my radio.
I have FOUR Stars games coming up.
I snagged a bag of Thanksgiving blend coffee before it sold out.
Our Bass Hall season tickets were in the mailbox today!
Gas is cheaper.
I can’t eat romaine but spinach is safe.
My ankle is still fine. The shot worked!
We watched Hitchcock and it was GREAT!
I’ll see my writer’s group friends this week!
Yeah. That helped. ❤️