Looking back on the month of October I was extremely busy. I closed up our home in California; Moved our personal items to Chicago; Immersed myself in Yoga; Unpacked 83 boxes from the move; Hired California Closets to build out space in our apartment; Had a joyful time sending my granddaughter white satin hangers, new white dishes, a bread machine, and other goodies for her first apartment; Saw friends for dinner with my Ultimate Concierge; Did some Zooms and lots more.
I placed scented candles around our apartment in the sky and purchased six different scented oil baths and a few special candles. I wrote my stories, watched documentaries with my Ultimate Concierge while munching on a new brand of popcorn that I adore (Knights Gourmet Popcorn)… and forced myself to begin a cleanse of my closet. Lastly and the best… I found a reason to love my masks! They keep my face nice and warm in my beautiful and windy Chicago! I am smiling.
Darling, I cannot stress enough the importance of trying to keep a positive attitude during these difficult times of COVID-19 and our country’s unsteadiness. At times I have to force myself into a positive state of mind and when I do, I persevere because I feel my determination rear up like a horse jumping that high bar. A positive thought gets me back on the right track. And, I do feel happy.
Try and Accept Life in Elsewhere
Life in Elsewhere has robbed us and the entire world population of a healthy quality of life. We can sink or swim. It is up to us. My mantra is, “I will try not to let it matter that living in Elsewhere is abnormal and unhealthy both physically and emotionally. What matters is how I choose to live my day.”
Let me add an honest note: I find myself getting irritated over little things. I push myself to do what normally was enjoyable or a piece of cake. And, my temper is short and I feel somewhat forlorn and melancholy because life is at a standstill. I miss the normality. As well, I have no idea when or if it will return. Darling, I feel stuck in time and miss living my life, ‘outside the box.’ I feel smothered. Those are my reasons to find positive avenues and words that ultimately propel me into a positive state. It is all about our attitude.
The Ugly World Outside My Home
I know it is taboo for a writer to discuss politics. And, I have often written I am not a registered Democrat or Republican. I want my options open because of change. I vote on both sides of the aisle. And, I vote for a party whose viewpoints match mine. Therefore, am I political when I state I want to live in a Democratic Society? If the Republican party endorsed Socialism and the Democratic party endorsed Democracy I would vote Democratic. What is political about that? Hopefully, most Americans want to live in a Democratic Society. I am not telling you how to vote.
Every American should be open to listening to all news channels, read all newspapers, and listen to all the politicians, on both sides of the aisle, “Talk their talk.” In other words, darling, do your homework. “Be an informed voter. Don’t vote on emotion. Vote on the policies you believe in.” Amen.
Now, I believe in Democracy… a two-party system. I believe in an open press, Social Media platforms that don’t point 2 billion people in one direction, a nine-judge Supreme Court, law and order. I want to choose a medical plan of my choice, bring our soldiers home and stop wars, honor history, not destroy it, and have products made by American hands rather than foreign hands. Period.
Writing authentically is my mantra. I am not a passive woman in any sense of the word. I am not afraid to stand alone. LA DE DA! My writings about Elsewhere has opened a path for women to express themselves. 99% of the women’s comments are positive. They write, “Thank you, Honey. I feel I can finally talk to someone about how I feel living in Elsewhere. Thank you for your honesty.” I will continue to be authentic, darling.
Never fear being, ‘you.’ Not everyone will like what they hear. What is important is you will like what you say.
Let me hear from you, darling. I will respect your feelings while continuing to believe in mine. That is Democracy. Yes, that is Democracy.
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