3. I write and create things – A LOT! People like me stay in our heads. This is why it’s not hard for me to deal with multiple things at once, or shoot out ideas like a faucet does water – my brain never shuts down. I’m always thinking, reflecting and building. Staying busy creatively while silencing my thoughts by focusing in on music (jazz and classical specifically) helps to focus and relax me. I think I’ve listened to everything Mozart has done in the past six weeks.
4. I laugh and do things with people that mean the most to me. They are reminders of what makes life great and we tell each other things like ‘You’re dope. Hey beautiful. You betta werk! Slay! and I love you sis’. Times like these you remember that this is only a moment and you’re fabulous and loved all the time despite this moment of feeling something opposite.
5. I read stories of perseverance from across the globe. There is something about the will of others to LIVE in the face of extraordinary circumstances that feed me hope and give me a new wind. Great quotes, speeches and movies have the same impact on me.
It’s critical we love on each other. People usually suffer in silence and function everyday until they break down from a traumatic experience or shifts. Be there with an ear, an activity, love and laughter. Leave the judgement at home.
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