Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Somebody Come Get Her And Help Her Party A Little Harder

Have you ever just wanted to throw all caution to the wind and see just how wild you could get?

Come here. Come closer. Are you paying attention? Look at your social media pages. Check twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and even your Tinder matches. What do they say about you and the people you're following?

At some point in President Obama almost 8 years in office, we forgot how to relax. We forgot how to put the fun before the mourning. Some people have actually said a race war has been created and our once happy social media pages have turned to chaos and tears. I admit that years ago I hit a quarter life crisis and no one around me could pull me out of it. Some people even helped pull me further into that quarter life crisis with their comments, but that's another post. No one could save me from myself, except me. I had to dig deep, but I started my climb back to the light.

There is a light. It's somewhere in that delicious alcoholic beverage. It's also located somewhere in that freakum dress that that your parents don't want to see you in, but you're grown and they'll deal. It may also be located in that trip you want to take, but can't find anyone to go with you. Take the damn trip anyway. The light is that happy place you're constantly searching for and constantly trying to stay in. The light is especially hard to stay in when we look at our current environments.

For a lot of us, our current environments revolve around our social media pages. Social media pages lately have been filled with the worst of the worst news out there and also the craziest of the crazy news too.  This is no exaggeration. The media has been overwhelming with stories that either make you cry or make you wonder how people have managed to create a new level of crazy.

Are you overwhelmed? I am. At times I've been so overwhelmed that is has kept me from updating regularly on here.

However, Independence Day is coming up and that calls for a celebration. People will be going to the Essence Festival and parties all across the United States. The atmosphere is supposed to shift and maybe our minds will shift with it. We'll stop seeing al the terrible and see some of the good in our society.

Can we drink to happier times this weekend? Can we drink to thoughts of what we've been fighting for getting accomplished eventually? I'm going to be at my grandma's house but a drink or two or more can still be squeezed into the weekend.