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Are you going back to your life the same way, post-Covid and now Covid 2.0? I ask because I think many are not. I’m not. Getting back to normal is like after 9/11, a new normal. It may be a good thing. Let’s examine this more closely.
First (and this is a big one), parents have gotten an up front and center view of what their children, starting in kindergarten, have been being taught. Climate Change, Critical Race Theory, White Privilege, multi-gender identities, indoctrination on a massive scale, that take the parents’ boundaries out, along with reading, writing, math, art, sports, science, and literature as the priority, and placing the focus on an extreme progressive ideology. At any rate, at least parents are aware and can take steps to do what is best for their children and family. Prior to Covid, many were unaware of what was taking place within our schools, within teachers’ unions, and even the innocent library.
Your job – how has it changed and is it no longer a good fit? Has it gotten better or has your industry shifted into something you do not recognize, or want to be a part of? Do you realize after Covid that life is more precious and your focus has changed? That could mean spending more time with family, perusing a passion over a paycheck, charting a new course, relocating, or early retirement.
Your health – have you put those checkups on hold? Has your healthcare gotten more expensive or are you finally putting your wellbeing on the front burner? I have put mine on the back burner for too long. I really hope I have not shot myself in the foot. Fear – fear of lockdowns and going to get checkups – big mistake. We need to get back to optimal health – mental – physical – emotional and spiritual.
Time – how much time in a day? In a life? Do we spend it taking pictures to put on Instagram or miss a chat with a fellow traveler to take one more selfie? Where is your next travel destination? Will you leave your cell phone in your suitcase?
Trust – Wow – this is a big one. Who do you trust? The government, the CDC, social media, mainstream media, talking heads who make their living night after night spewing more reasons to fear, despair, or get angry? I spend a small amount of time reviewing several news sites in the morning because I won’t stick my head in the sand. I want to know what’s going on. Then I try to decide what is worth my attention, what I can change, and what I cannot. I try to research what is being told to me, because quite frankly, much of it is bull and clickbait. I can’t stop a war or solve climate issues. I try to be responsible. I recycle and pay my bills on time. I shop on a budget. What more do you want?
Ultimately, it’s up to each of us to take back our lives, get healthy, champion our country, its long-held values, reject crime and support law and order, and vote with meaning. If you are in office or running for office, and not looking out for my well-being, the well-being of my town and city, and schools and safety, then go home and sell used cars. I don’t want you representing me in government.
God bless, and don’t let this new variant of Covid distract you from all you learned last year from the first go-around. Make the changes you need to make, and let go of fear.Published in