It’s been a while since I’ve posted and I’m not quite sure where to start. I guess, first, a little recap is in order.
In the last month we: bought a house, had our car and my phone stolen during the walkthrough (we recovered the car right away but not my phone), moved into our new house (lovely), Jonah got viral pinkeye, then we each got the virus (though luckily not the pinkeye) which turned into a sinus infection for Micah, our car was stolen again, Micah threw his back out, Jonah got hand/foot/mouth (omg that one is brutal!), and finally, this weekend the police found our car in not great shape.
It’s been one wave after another of challenging, time-consuming situations that need my attention with a backdrop of aching sadness and boiling rage over the greater political picture.
Intellectually, it’s way more than I can handle, but the truth is that I’m actually ok. I’m still eating three good meals a day, getting in bed by 10pm, going to therapy, and finding time to watch RuPaul’s Drag Race (my favorite). Also, Jonah started walking this month and watching him teeter around with a huge grin fills me with joy.
Once again, I am sustained and energized by the power of self-care. Rather than feel exhausted by my situation, I feel compassion for how much so many of us are struggling. I see the work I need to do in the world - creating space for social justice and true equity through self-care - more clearly. Expect much more on this front from me in the near future.
In the meantime, check out the post I wrote for Ten Directions on Self-Care for Facilitating Conversations about Racism. This is such important work for white people to be doing right now. Learn the self-care to challenge the status-quo. Love you all!