It's been a year since the election, even writing this down I am in disbelief of all that has happened since then. Every morning there has been a new tweet, a law change or national event to attend to and process. So how to sane in the midst of insanity? Here are 5 ways I stayed sane and feel free to add!
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1) Watching Insecure:
This show!!!! I can't help but smile, laugh out loud, and yell at the TV. The moments of awkwardness, the moments of friendship and living life as a young woman of color give me life every episode!
2) Listening to Tamarindo
When I listened to the interview of Dolores Huerta on Tamarindo podcast, I literally felt as if my heart grew 3x bigger; like at the end of the movie the Grinch that stole christmas. Listening to Latinx podcasts reminds me; I am not alone and our stories matter!
She is magical! I had highly underestimated Solange; yes I am guilty of comparing siblings. but there is no comparison. Solange just breathed new life into me with her artistic, subtle and soothing melodies.
This year was a big year for me to take a big step out and WRITE! I had been writing for myself since I was 9 but to write for others felt scary, vulnerable and also exciting. And a big part of that is learning from others who have tapped into creativity from their lived experience. I am learning how stepping out and being creative gives me life in ways that I never imagined.
5) Internet Cats!