Unprecedented 2.0

Last year I wrote about the word unprecedented:

Unprecedented.
I hear that word in new broadcasts, headlines, and articles so often that I have started to think:

unprecedented definition

I’m [still] exhausted by all of
the “unprecedented” things
happening in our world.

Looking VERY close to home:

Click through this whole thread to understand what is happening and WHY

Ways to Help or Get Help:

My family is starting to use this chart on the daily:

Before you laugh at or share those jokes or memes about how Texans should just toughen up or whatever. Please understand – our homes are literally not made for this weather. I am from the Midwest – I have been through blizzards, ice storms, all of it – I know how to deal with the cold. It’s not the same here. Our houses aren’t insulated for the very cold – prepared to withstand a Category 3 hurricane, sure; freezing temps with now power, not so much. My house currently looks like we were planning for a flood – there are towels and blankets blocking every possible window, doorway, drafty spot, everything. We’ve closed vents and doors on rooms to keep the cold out and the warmth centralized so our furnace doesn’t get too over taxed. We’ve unplugged every possible thing in our house to help conserve energy. We have 3 blankets on every bed and my dog has taken to needing her own blanket while sleeping on the sofa. I am one of the lucky ones who only lost power for 27 hours when the lows dropped to single digits. In Houston, TX. We’ve withstood rolling blackouts for 3 days hoping they can fix the entire grid to get power AND HEAT to everyone. We are conserving as much water as possible to ensure the Boil Notices can be lifted as soon as possible.

Texans ARE being as tough as we always are (#houstonstrong #texanstrong).

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Reflecting on 2020

Reflecting on 2020

This year has been something.

I am never one for reminiscing.

Something about always only thinking of the ways I screwed up and/or embarrassed the hell out of myself. Something about how an Enneagram 6 is focused in the present (explains a LOT, actually). Something about me just being done with the things in the past. Also,

But, really, this year has looked like this

One thing I think most of us have done this year is change.
It means there has been growth.

Change definition and synonyms

I find this a great time to reevaluate all of the media I am consuming.
A little bit of a cleanout of my IG follows and YouTube subscriptions, etc.

Here are some things to consider during this process:

Has their humor change? Was it always not that funny and you just got smarter?
Do they go above and beyond to explain their position? Aka over-explain. Aka mansplain.
Does some of their humor center around making fun of other people?

Their position is not necessarily wrong or problematic, it’s just not aligning with your current mentality.

Do you find yourself always skipping through their stories or muting their videos.

You have permission to unfollow.

It doesn’t matter if you were there since the beginning. Some relationships need to end.

Their stuff might not necessarily be toxic, but is it really good for your mental health?

How often do you view their content, listen to their stuff, read their words… only because you always have?

You have permission to unfollow.

See you next year!

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