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December 2, 2020 - Trying to stay connected

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

This year is really starting to take a hold of me ... I am overwhelmed by just about everything. Starting today I am putting some limitations in place in order to focus on getting back to basics. It is hard to talk about, even harder to articulate what I am feeling. I think it boils down to being overwhelmed with 'issues' that are not necessarily mine to fix. My stomach is in knots most of the time and I have that feeling of dread.

My empathy gene is over-active. My sense of outrage has reached a fevered pitch. My faith in humanity is at an all-time low. Yes, my very faith is tested ... I have seen and heard too much from people I should have respect for....

Not to worry, rather than retreat (my feeling whenever I feel overwhelmed) I will unburden myself here and move on. Thanks for listening.

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    "Yes, my very faith is tested ... I have seen and heard too much from people I should have respect for...."

    I could have written that. It's sad to say, but I don't know how I can ever view some friends the same way again.

    In my covid denying, mask resistant, precaution ridiculing area, I have totally withdrawn.

    So vent away. My house is my safe bubble. Spark is my online bubble.

    I worry for my kids and grandkids who must be out working.
    43 days ago
  • NANCY-
    I just remember one thing. Be the light you want to see in the world. Lead by example. I too have been filled with dread, However there is now hope. Yes some folks will never change, but you can still shine your light.
    I was quite impressed when I heard that three former presidents are getting the vaccine while the media will be present. Now that is leadership. Now they will not be able do convince everyone to get the shot, but they are doing their best.
    All you can do is your best and let go of the rest. You are a good soul. Live your life.
    44 days ago
    Here to listen any time.

    What's going on is a lot.

    But: I do see very considerable light at the end of the tunnel. The vaccine. The inauguration. Thoughtful and permanent changes in the understanding of systemic racism.

    I have optimism. You can borrow a bit of mine for as long as you need it!!
    45 days ago
    Well, I keep reminding myself that people are all we have, but I'm right there with you as to confidence. I know way more about people than I want to know, these days. But, people still show up when we're needed.
    45 days ago
  • ALICIA363
    Yes, get it out and move on.
    45 days ago
  • no profile photo GOFORGIN
    45 days ago
    emoticon i find less time on the computer and tv news helps Hugs this year i have never
    said what the he** so many times lol billions Hugs
    45 days ago
  • WILDKAT781
    Hugs, I understand exactly where you are coming from. I have learned things about people I thought I knew. Things I wish I had never learned.
    45 days ago
    We are here for you.
    I could not have survived this year without meditation.
    45 days ago
    Definitely this is a safe place to vent and share. MANY like-minded people. Personally, this year has surpassed overwhelming, but . . . muddling through.
    45 days ago
    I find that this a safe place to sort out my issues.
    45 days ago
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