Learnin' Things Vol. 1
In this current re-set of the world, I am looking inward and learning lots.
Here are some of my discoveries:
*I am, to my surprise, and to anyone who knows me's surprise - an introvert.
*Puzzles make me happier than most things and people. (Insert 'Go figure' Emoji here)
*I escaped the problems of my home town (well, home COUNTRY), to face very similar problems in my current home town. (Racism, separatism and hate, to name a few)
*I can pass as White American which benefit me greatly in this country, and even though I am an immigrant woman of Jewish ancestry, the color of my skin offers me a privilege many of my friends of color do not have.
*Being a non-racist is the not the same thing as being an Anti Racist.
*No matter how many books I'll read, there will be plenty more.
*The older I get and the more I learn - the more I know that I KNOW NOTHING.
*Nothing beats nature. NOTHING.
*Patience is a tough concept for me to grasp, and so is time.
*Creativity, storytelling, and going down the rabbit hole of the human condition - are sanity to my existence. I'd use the word 'purpose' but that sounds intimidating and I'd rather treat these elements with joy. Not pressure.
*Couple therapy should be REQUIRED for humans everywhere.
*Also taking a course in CRITICAL THINKING.
*All emotions are beautiful. Yes, also fear and anger.
*Self-Care and Self-Compassion are important to me. They are not selfish like I once thought.
*Daily meditation is not as hard as I once made it to be.
*Working out makes me happy.
*Food that has lots of colors in it, tastes better. (Not scientific fact, just observation)
*The world may be at a downward spiral, but watching the news obsessively isn't going to make it better.
*Juice in the morning is awesome. So is coffee. So is ice cream.
*I watch more youtube than any other TV or streaming channel. I must be a millennial after all.
*There are times to listen, and times to speak up. Choose wisely.
*Black lives matter. Wear your damn mask. VOTE.
*I'll take Marijuana over alcohol any day.
*Fairies DO exist. They look like butterflies and spread fairy dust. Go find them!
*I am a lucky, grateful and WHOLE human being. Just as I am. And anyone who says otherwise can go FUCK ITSELF.
To be continued...
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In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
Header Art: Daniel Landerman