Hello and welcome to my blog! It’s been a long time since I’ve used this, and even when I used it, I posted about random stuff, shorts from my upcoming book, or really whatever I wanted. I figured that stopping there was kind of a waste of resources, plus I like writing and want to encourage myself to do so at least once a week. So, thanks for reading as I talk about whatever I want to talk about that’s related to mental health.
There’s been a lot of things happening recently in the world, ranging from COVID-19 to the murder of George Floyd, to protests and riots, and to really anything else in between. As I type this, and the song Mad World by Gary Jules and Michael Andrews plays on Spotify, I feel confused and overwhelmed. People are dying, businesses are being looted, and the world seems to be losing control. Now, that’s not to say that losing control is entirely bad, as the catalyst for this change is a travesty and nothing like it should happen again, but it still causes an unbelievable amount of change in everyone’s lives and thoughts.
This change feels like it was an inevitablity and it’s a shame that it had to come to this for so many to act and speak up, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy for everyone to understand how to act or react to it. It’s easy to feel like you’re not being a dutiful citizen by staying inside and struggling to find the energy to leave your bed, but if you feel that you need to stay inside and rest up, that’s perfectly fine.
We’ve all been stuck at home for months with nothing but our thoughts for company, and I don’t know if you know this, but depressed thoughts are a sonuvabitch. Everything that’s happening is tragic, but change is coming and we’ll all come out of this on the other side as a better, more understanding species, with equality to carry us to our next chapter.