A typical Monday mood for me is exhausted. Why? I have no idea, I didn’t even do that much today yet somehow the day seems to stretch further into the oblivion. I am also pretty sure this is the feeling across the board. As I sit here typing this post in the pre-spring humidity I think of all the events that happened personally, nationally, and globally in the past few weeks; a whirlwind, to say the least. So here I am, ready to be my outspoken and opinionated self. (Disclaimer: These are my opinions, if you have differing one’s that is ok and I would like to here them; it’s never bad to here the other side perspective). Let’s start personally, I have been very busy with school work lately and I have juts gotten down in the dumps about some of my grades. If any of y’all know what an enneagram is or the MBTI chart is I am a Type 1 and an INFJ so this little combo means that I am an extra perfectionist and I am always looking for way to internally improve and for the world to improve. I so easily get will beat up myself when I mess up or don’t do as well as I planned. But, it is never the end of the world. One grade will not change me. In the long run, who really cares if I made a lower grade than I wanted. I am having to learn to pick myself up, dust myself off, and try again. I am having to heavily rely on the Lord to remind me that I will NEVER be perfect, no matter how hard I try. However, I am completely and utterly enough for him. And that is all I need to be.
Now moving onto nationally. Let’s be honest, America is kinda a hot mess train wreck right now. We have had quite a bit a tragedy in the past few months and it pains me to think how these families must be feeling. I cannot fathom. Although our country does need prayer, it always does and always will because our country always needs healing and peace, but it also needs change and reform! We need change! I am not an expert in gun laws, not even close, but this is not just a people issue! I cannot stand here idly and just let people go off on twitter saying it’s just a heart issue and how in “drunk driving accidents we blame the driver” and crap like that. And yes we do blame the driver but that is completely different because guns can be obtained so easily and can kill hundreds at once, AT ONCE! Yes, there is a people problem but can we ever fix people? No. There will always be those who believe it is ok to shoot other living beings, however laws can be changed to where it is much more difficult to buy a gun. Also, teachers should not be armed. That is bad news waiting to happen and by arming teachers we are making it that much easier for someone to get a hold of a gun. So, no.
And finally, globally. Let me tell you a tidbit about myself, I freaking love the olympics. There is no better time every two years than that stretch of twenty or so days watching different nations compete for medals, and winter olympics are the best. So naturally I have been watching them all the time, at other sport games (because watching Shaun White win gold is far more important to me than a basketball game), at restauraunt at my house, at other people’s houses. I am always ready to pull out my Hulu live stream and my two different olympic apps to check medals count, looks up athletes, check schedules, and to see the scoring. It’s so refreshing to see a little cease in the global tension to watch our country compete in winter sports. especially figure skating, the best winter sport. It’s also awesome to see the friendships of these athletes within their nation and between. I love watching them congratulate each other and be kind to each other (however this not always the case… cough cough Canada’s womens hockey team). And I know that the olympics does not mean world peace, but I believe it is baby steps in the right direction. So I am in kinda a post-olympic slump but if you see a crazy hyped fan in Beijing 2022, I hope it’s me.
On another note, I have started reading this awesome book (that you can see updates of my progress on the Goodreads side bar) , First They Killed My Father, I don’t want to give away too much because I want y’all to look it up. But, it is so good and it’s a memoir, which I love. I have also been loving the Podium podcast, which is kinda over now that the olympics are over, but it had some cool behind the scenes and interviews that you won’t hear anywhere else. Also, Pantsuit Politics is another great podcast, two women from different parties share their thoughts on current events and issues, #girlbosses.
But I really wanted to just encourage y’all that if the Mexican cross-country skier can learn the entire sport in a year and qualify for the olympics then we can all make it through this week!!!