There are two equal and opposite sides to my personality – a cheesy hippie who wants only love and light, and a sarcastic cynic, who thinks the hippie is super lame.
But even though the cynic wants the hippie to be quiet, and stop being so uncool, the hippie does have a little something to say.
There’s a lot of negativity right now. Politics the world over. People are upset, many have good reason to be.
It’s one of the reasons I walked away from being a journalist. The overwhelming pressure of writing about negative things, being present for what would be someone’s worst day of their life. Letting the worst days for other people, become every day for me.
It’s easy to let this negativity infect every part of your life. I know people who have.
I’m not saying don’t push for change on the things that matter. And I’m certainly not going to suggest a solution to the political problems around at the moment – those are for other people to suggest these days, and I prefer it like that.
But I hope, amongst all of this, you can take a moment today. Each day. To remember what you’re thankful for. What was a success today. To remind someone close to you that you love them.
Right, my cynic is sufficiently embarrassed. The hippie is back in her cage.
(Book status: 3,200 words into first draft)