‘Cause things have a way of working out, Dear Reader.
So, here we are.
It’s 2020: a new decade.
Let’s hope we humans do a better job of things, both for society and for the planet.
We have work to do.
So as we begin filling in this pleasantly blank calendar, I’m making a few vows. (Yes, it’s cliche. No, I don’t care. But I do care that I can’t get the accent mark to appear in ‘cliche’. What the fuck, iPhone.)
SnapDragon’s Recent Epiphanies That Have Appropriately Turned into New Year’s Resolutions:
1. Love My Body. I do, like, a lot. While I’m certainly not immune to the self-loathing we all inevitably feel from time to time, I usually do a fairly good job of appreciating and accepting this 5-foot shell of skin and bone. It’s mine, and it’s the only one I’ve got. I love it. But after recently giving birth–all while fighting severe pre-eclampsia–I have to give it major props. It came through in the clutch, and then some. Okay: my placenta attacked me, sure, but the rest of me? It kicked ass, yo. So, stretch marks? Spider veins? My face that feels like a catcher’s mitt from stress? It’s all good. Because nothing is more beautiful than the sweet breath of life.
2. Friends are Family. Nothing shows a person’s true colors more vibrantly than amidst a crisis. Love and support can blossom in the most unlikely of places. And sometimes? Sometimes weeds not only need to be trimmed, but pulled out by the root. Be real, or fuck off.
3. Rest Your Weary Head, Love. You always hear how important rest is, but true rest is hard to come by. True rest is when you can shut off the worries of your mind and allow anxiety to drift away into the void. Ironically, now that I have a newborn son, I see the healing power of rest. As he rests, I rest. And may we all rest and recover from our days. So close your eyes and dream. You deserve it.
Happy New Year, lovelies.
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SnapDragon is a writer, painter, and owner of approximately 3,542 chapsticks.
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