I have not written in several days. I’ve been busy with everyday life. I’ve also been frustrated with the bad news we hear every day. I’m tired of media pandering to stupid people. I’m tired of idiots who refuse a vaccine to protect themselves and those around them. I’m sick of spineless Democrats who won’t stand up against republiKKKan Nazis. And I’m sick of republiKKKan Nazis.
Life is hard enough without all the shit we have to deal with from the world around us. Whenever I get myself under control, I have to start again when the outside world invades my personal space. I want to be an informed citizen, but the infoporn shit show makes it difficult to stay informed and calm at the same time.
I’ve withdrawn into myself to cope with the nonsense. Hal and I are maintaining our sanity by helping each other. We each have our escapes. Hal has his VR community where he interacts with people from all over the world without getting into politics or religion. I have my writing and music, as well as meditation, to keep the world out.
I set small goals and celebrate accomplishing them. Each month I try to finish with more left in the bank than the month before. I’ve started cooking more and ordering takeout less. I recently three out old cookware with non-stick coating after researching the effects it has over time. I still have my stainless steel cookware that doesn’t have the dangers of other cookware.
My research also showed that I need to cook at lower temperatures even if it takes longer to get the best results. These are the things I should focus on. They give me pleasure, and I don’t need the media telling me every bad thing in the world.
The next big step is not listening to the noise anymore. I’m filtering my online feeds to get rid of the bullshit. I’ve tried this before; I want to succeed this time.