by Wendy, Retirement Enthusiast/Coach
Anyone else feeling a little blue? Not depressed -- but kinda gloomy and down-hearted?
Is it the Winter Blues (lack of sunshine)?
After Holidays Blues?
Need More Dark Chocolate Blues?
Our Society is a Mess Blues?
What happened to our U.S.A. Blues?
Two-More-Months-then-One-Year-of-COVID Blues? (to me, it all started here in March).
Another day of near-nothing happening? You know I'm an introvert, but even introverts need some people watching and interaction, there is none.
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I wish I could simply eat out -- something different, but Michigan restaurants are shut down. Some people are doing "igloo" dining at restaurants -- one family, one igloo, heated, but just not what I was looking for. Perhaps I will get carry-out, at least the food will be very different, like Lebanese which I love!
Yes, I could go shopping and watch people (with masks and social distancing in place) -- No, not for me. I need to keep safe, my choice, despite the blues.
AND, No, it's not all about me.
Our world is sad. Our society brings me down. So many people are mean, have little respect, and simply uncaring. This hurts my heart.
WHY are people so divided?
WHY can't we respect that we all have different opinions, based on our life experiences and our personal beliefs, and that's OK! It would be a very boring world if we all thought alike!
COVID rules have taken over our lives and we must stay safe, or risk death... and not a pleasant one either.
I have rattled on long enough. I wrote this yesterday and I am posting today. I am feeling better this morning -- unsure why. We visited my sister's last night, played Rummikub, of all things, and it was fun! This game makes you think strategically. Maybe just some FUN helped!
P.S. Yesterday, we lost Terry's long-time boss to COVID. They went fishing together years ago and worked side by side for 30ish years. Rob managed his family's business until COVID recently entered his life, now he is gone, before retirement, before age 60.
We have another dear friend, hospitalized with COVID and just stepped down from ICU... Debi has worked at our church for 20 years. Praying she is strong enough to fight COVID.