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Update: Post Chinese New Year

Image Credit: David Calderon on Unsplash


Technically, I didn't really get a 'break' because...it's just the life of a freelancer, you know. But I DID get to catch up with family and friends, some of whom I only see once a year. This is something that I keep thinking about over and over again...we really SHOULD DO IT MORE OFTEN.


Although some shitty things happened, I am not going to think about it, anymore, if I can help it. It was a long time coming and I knew, somehow, one day it was going to happen. It smacks, of course, but I'd rather it not change my life. Some things, some people, and some situations are just the way they are. The faster we accept the fact, the better off we'll be.

I think we will all live better lives if we didn't spend too much time asking why.

And when I feel really bad about something, we always end up with a self-treats like ice-cream or yogurt so....yay?



Otherwise, I will just try to hustle ahead while listening to my favorite music. It's how I survive and I try not to stay down for too long.

Yes, I fall, I feel like shit, I sit and stare at my computer while pondering if ice-cream really cures a broken heart, but hey, there's always music.



I am of the opinion that it's hard to keep someone down when they refuse to stay down for long and damn, I am that kind of person.

I also spend some time refocusing on important things and people in my life. Like my son who ranks me higher on his lists of 'Things to be Grateful for' than his computer and air-conditioning. If you're raising a teenager, you KNOW that's a big deal, alright? 😉



...the irrepressible and irresistible energy and positivity of youth...



...and the adorableness of 2-year-olds...



I've also caught up with some really nice people over the week and a half, it's been some time since I've experienced a full-blown hangover, anyway.

No longer in my 20s, it takes me AAGGGGGEEEESSS to recover from just one night of drinking and I don't know how I used to do this. After spending the next day in a buzz and 75% recovered from a night of head-spinning partying, these people message me again, "Hey, see ya there at 5pm today?"

I went like "What....on....earth....you mean like today? AGAIN?" LOL 😂😅 You've got to be kidding me...

Anyway, that's the update on life after Chinese New Year. It's been a mix of both good and bad, much like what life is usually like but only amplified by 200%.

Hope you had an amazing break and catch-up sessions with the people that matter most to you too.

XOXO,
Marsha

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