How to Follow a Vicious Year with Outstanding Actions

First, figure out how to drown out the noise.

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The grim reality is this: not everyone will finally see the light and agree to become life-saving do-bees.

That, my friends, is the first of many difficult noises in our heads that we need to silence. We do our part, and when possible, we positively assist others to do the same.

Any magic spells out there?

There is no magic wand fix to covid at this moment. Vaccines and better treatments show excellent promise. Yet, we can not hide under our blankets in a state of depression, waiting for the back to normal. Neither can we pretend that our lives are the same as they were in January of 2020.

Introducing the HOG

What a row we have been hoeing. Especially since early 2020, but not only. The loss of family and friends, jobs and livelihoods. The disappearance of peace of mind. The erosion of love and respect. Money exclusively ruling political decisions and affiliations. Too many people not giving a damn about the health and safety of others. Or about democracy.

While working through my dilemma, I ended up MIA on this platform most of the fall.

Hmmm. Pensive now. Maybe my mood upon waking desires an electrical zap of a solution. Gimme some. Ummm. Fat chance on that one. Let me know if any of you figured out a foolproof way to conjure your desired outcomes.

Watching a friend leap into the new

Fondly I recall my neighbor, a world-famous heart surgeon who exited a lengthy career to start over. He enrolled at the very same art school where his younger son graduated fifteen years earlier. The profs used to say to the doc: Oh, you are Adam Doherty’s father!

The Jones, who?

If this greedy, politically corrupt, tunnel-visioned, cruel, virus-ridden few years has taught me anything, it is this. We no longer need to aim to keep up with the Jones. The Jones family has left the building.

My list of SIX

In order of priority, below are my next outstanding actions. These are not New Year’s resolutions. They carry too much weight for that label.

Writer grl, side gig creation guru, play-chef. Consultant for client retention, marketing&promo, starting over strategies. Reinvention wizard. vtanme@gmail.com

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