Happy New Year!
How weird was 2021?
Let's put it this way; it rained down fish on the last day in Texarkana, Texas.
The country survived a coup attempt by one of the two major political parties.
But you made it to 2022!
Now what are you going to do?
I suggest you take efforts to protect your mental health. It's going to be another ugly year with all of the challenges ahead.
You know what they are.
Another year of chaos lies ahead between climate change disasters and politics. A combination of the Apocalypse, Ragnarök, and The End Times.
False prophets will infect the hinterlands and suburbs, and the war between reality and fiction will wage on with little hope of resolution.
The pandemic will continue to stalk rural communities in Red States and the rest of the country because we're so polarized some pick death over life to prove how stupid they are.
We don't live in Utopia. So, you have to carve out an existence that will get you through the trials and tribulations ahead.
If you don't have one, get a hobby. Choose comedies over dramas. Limit how much news you allow into your space. Stay grounded. JFK is not coming back from the dead and Trump is not the president.
Take comfort in facts and don't let right-wing assholes pull your chain. Wear a mask where necessary. Kiss a loved one at least once a day.
Cultivate your sense of humor.