Friday, July 11, 2014

Dear NaBloPoMo:

About today's prompt suggestion... come on.

"Friday, July 11, 2014 | How do you think we'll define this decade when we look back at it in the future? What descriptive term will we use to name 2010 - 2019?"

Whoa... just whoa. That is so heavy. I can't do anything with that, my brain is too puny at the mo, or maybe it's just fried. Probably a little of both - I actually just typed b-o-a-t-h... yeah, there's a clue right there as to what the week's been like.

Anyway, I'm tired, plain and simple. Running errands in scorching desert temperatures has been unbearable. My body's gone all wonky from effects of humidity and "lady stuff." My brain seems filled with sludge and I can't even think straight. I'm surprised that I got anything done today, much less throughout the week.

Speaking of which, as cruddy as I've been feeling, I have felt some sense of accomplishment assisting a family member (advocating on her behalf)  as she struggles to get access to health insurance through no fault of her own. California department of public social services in our area is extremely inefficient; workers inattentive; system totally broken. We are making slow, but steady progress, and things are starting to come together. I'm hopeful that by this time next week she will finally be able to see a doctor for serious health issues that require much needed attention.

Looking back I'm happy that I was able to make things a little bit better for someone else. So, let me give today's prompt another looksy.

Hmm, "How do you think we'll define this decade when we look back at it in the future?" In general, past decade we were all pretty self-absorbed, right? Yes? No? Personally, I've been sucker-punched from effects of three lengthy periods of joblessness. Yeah, it's mostly been a pretty shitty decade. As for the second question, "What descriptive term will we use to name 2010 - 2019?"  I'm going to be optimistic, because when things were at their worst for my family most of 2000 - 2009, awareness of the the term PERSEVERE made things a smidge better. Last couple of years, my focus turned towards the concept of RESTORATION, that's the goal anyway. I hope next decade is one of restoration... for the good of all.

Until tomorrow ~ Lil


This post is written for Day 11 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge for July 2014 and NaBloPoMo.


1 comment:

  1. Reading your post, I feel lucky and had it fairly easy as I didn't have to deal with lengthy joblessness. Though money can't buy happiness, life is a lot easier when there isn't the financial worries. So I thank you for reminding me about other people's issues.