It's a celebration.
There are so many things to celebrate right now! Ostara, Passover, Easter, Holi, and just the plain old change in the seasons, especially here in the northern hemisphere as spring moves in. It’s easier to feel joy with more sunshine and green things.
And … it’s difficult to feel joy sometimes after more than a year of loss and grief. It’s difficult if you’re a person who’s moving through the world with any kind of marginalized identity, whether you’re facing things like racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, misogyny, or any other kind of discrimination. It’s difficult if you’re carrying trauma, no matter when or where that trauma is from.
It is ok to feel sad, angry, overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed.
It’s also ok to celebrate whatever you can. It doesn’t need to look like everyone else’s celebration. You got up today? YES. You moved your body in a way that felt good? CRUSHING IT. You had the capacity to say, “I need some help with this”? WHAT A CHAMPION. We all deserve a win.
Today Dann and I are celebrating the fact that “playlist. #notarecord” has been out for two months, one week, and three days! Time is a construct anyway, so we are allowed to rejoice whenever we damn well feel like it! Releasing music in a pandemic has been a beautiful challenge, and we’re so grateful to all of you who have listened and loved and celebrated these tunes with us. Thank you for being the community we need.
I’m also celebrating THIS! Look at my #workspace!!
I have had this desk for a while, but it has been difficult the last several years to keep it in a useful place or a usable organizational state. Then we acquired a filing cabinet, which meant moving out the old filing cabinet, which meant moving the desk and a bunch of other stuff … and a few hours later, I had this!
As someone with #adhd, this was a huge win. Tidying, organizing, sticking to a task, basically anything #executivefunction oriented is painful and challenging for folks like me. But since starting new meds a couple of months ago — even though the dose is not right yet, even though I’m still struggling — I have had so much more success with getting stuff like this done. It’s been easier, and it’s cost me fewer #spoons. Stimulants are genuinely making my life so much better.
What are you celebrating today? Share it in the comments below!