Less than a week into the anticipated New Year, and already we have experienced yet another historical event.
The attack lead by Far Right Trump Supporters on Capital Hill; home of US House Representatives, and US Senate, and one of the most prestigious locations in the US; has left the nation, and those around the globe speechless.
The attempted coup, who’s motives were unclear, ended in complete chaos, with the untimely deaths of 4 people including an officer on duty amidst the riot.
It is most certainly not the Fresh start to the New year we were hoping or expecting.
With only 12 days left to the official inauguration of President Biden one only wonders if this transfer of power will be a peaceful moment of change, or another moment of utter chaos.
The US is already in a major rut after last years uncontrollable spread of the novel CORONA VIRUS, claiming an estimated total close to 300,000 American lives.
All Americans, and most people around the world would like, is for some sense of normality to return, and so far this tragic incident isn’t the peaceful form of democracy to reassure Americans going forward that there will be any type of return to normality or positive change.
We all know everyday is a day is a day to be thankful, but ESPECIALLY on holidays like Thanksgiving. It’s a designated time of year, for family, good food, laughter, and cheer, but unbeknownst to some the holiday season can be one of the lonliest times of the year.
2020 has been something of a disaster for most, everyone has been affected by COVID 19, in some way shape or form, whether it’s been the lost of a family member, friend, job, certain freedoms, or faith in a brighter future.
The tragedy is there. The sadness is there, the depression, and the stress is there, and it’s not just going to go away because of our regularly scheduled holiday programming.
For many, the holidays are a great time for families to travel, gather, and reunite, but there are some of us, who simply just can’t relate, and instead it becomes a large mirror forcing you to reflect on what you don’t or didn’t have.
Growing up, even before my mother passed, we didn’t celebrate holidays or have large gatherings. Everyday was the same, there was no holiday spirit or Christmas cheer, it just wasn’t in our system of beliefs; but there was church, it seems like there was always time for that…
It’s no wonder that after she died, what was “left” of the family fell apart.
I don’t blame my brother and sister who were young adults at the time of her passing, so many years living under strict rule, going to a place of worship your mom devoted her time and life to, but yet it didn’t save hers.
My mother passed a month after I turned 11. I have no idea what the last words I ever said to her, I don’t think at the time I realized that she wouldn’t be coming back. Things were very lonely after that.
There was no one there to build or lift me up, or teach me how to be a respectable lady, and warn me not to rush. I mean there again was always church, which seemed a blessing and a curse. Now there was no mom, no sister, no brother, but there was dad who had to sit all the way on the other side of the church
At a young age it taught me that in short amounts of time anything could change, and that sitting down, and being quiet was possibly the best or only thing I could do in life.
I guess that’s why I was in such a rush to grow up. I wanted love and affection from someone else.
I did not love myself and because of it, it vastly changed the direction of my life. With someone, just to be with them, no matter the outcome or cost, and it certainly did cost me lot, my livelihood, my mental, emotional health, the list goes on… it’s a price I’m still paying, a deep wound that’s still healing, a massive dark hole that I am still digging, and climbing out.
On some days it’s easier, on days like thanksgiving, birthdays, and Christmas it’s not. While everyone is coming together to take part in the holiday cheer, laugh, eat, and smile, it’s a reminder of what I failed to produce, and the cozy childhood I never got.
But I am grateful, and thankful, nonetheless.
It reminds me to cherish the moments with the little ones who are dear to my heart. If you’re feeling down in the dumps this holiday, just know you aren’t alone. Everyone is going through something. This year, has been a year like no other. Remember to be gentle with yourself.
PROVERBS 10:22: “The Blessings of the Lord maketh rich and addeth no sorrow with it.”
Only 3 months into 2020 and what a year it has been. January left us shocked with the fatal helicopter crash that claimed Kobe Bryant’s death and the lives of 8 other’s.
Now an unexpected virus has crept into our lives country by country, county by county, and city by city.
I just want to say, what a way to start the decade.
“Corona” is the virus that will make America or break it.
With number of confirmed cases steadily on the rise in almost every state, more and more schools, and businesses are closing their doors. The stock Market has crashed and no one knows when this invisible virus “plans to finish it’s business.”
There are only 2 possible outcomes; America will either bounce back to be better than it was before, or it will fall to a place which we would have to take time recovering from.
It’s not just up to our leaders and the governors of our country and state, but it’s up to us as well. WE ALL PLAY A PART in the spread/containment of this virus, but only time will tell.
Who knows how long the pandemic will last, but we do need to make the best of it. Spend this quarantine time with your family, and just appreciating life, Pray, talk to God, and ask him for blessings, and guidance over you life.
Gain clarity for yourself. This quarantine is a break that most of us needed.
I’ll be the first in life to say this is true for me. This time has given me a new focus, and outlook on life. I was in absolute misery at my job, and not living up to my full potential.
After this pandemic is over they may not see me back!
I’m not saying quit your job, but use this time to focus on you. Ask yourself; if what you are doing is leading to the life and the things you want. If not; what can you do to start changing this.
Welcome to The Boss Millennial! My name is Marleana, and I will be your host/conductor for this ride. I’m glad you’re here because this journey isn’t meant to be taken alone, so come on in, get settled, we’re going to become the best of friends. It’s here on this blog, on this web page, where we are going to discuss this thing called life, the good, the bad, the virtuous and the evil, and the ugly along with the pretty.
It’s 2019, the world is a sweet but bitter place. If you’re not ready to laugh, cry, pray, grow, inspire or be inspired then this blog is not for you, and it’s time for you to go. We will be breaking all kinds of chains and boundaries concerning health, wealth, family, and relationships both physical, spiritual, and mental.
So thank you for being here and lets get ready to begin!