I don’t know even where to begin. Or what to say or how to say what I’m trying to say. I think I write better than I speak which is kinda funny because I write as if I’m speaking. With that being said I’m going to try my best to articulate how I’m trying to navigate this new normal.
The phrase new normal seems to be used a lot these days. Probably because everything is so crazy + changing what seems like every week. I thought Covid was bad. I thought it was the worst thing that could happen to our world. Boy was I wrong. From the riots for justice to our country being divided over opinions to now the war in Ukraine. I know I’m not alone in saying + thinking this, but I’m not sure how much more my heart + brain for that matter, can take.
My heart has never been this broken so many times in a row before over current events going on in our world. I’m not saying that terrible + heartbreaking things havent happened before because they have. But I can’t remember in my lifetime, this many heart breaking + devastating events happening in a row. I have never had my life changed so abruptly + in every aspect before. My normal has never changed unless I changed it, not outside factors. And I don’t like that I am not in control of my normal.
The world events are changing daily, hourly even. How do you keep up? From processing the events to feeling the all the emotions that come with them to changing your daily routine, your normal. I have no idea the “right/correct” way to navigate this new normal. And I don’t think there is a right/correct way of navigating something like this.
I feel guilty for being excited about plans I made, or having a good day, or even my life because I am so blessed. Nowadays when I go to share something on IG or even here, I hesitate because I don’t know if I should or not with the devastation happening over seas. Not doing anything seems as wrong as going on with my life as nothing is going on in the world.
How I try to look at it is, just because it’s not every story or everyone you follow on social media, blog post, etc doesn’t mean that it’s not important to them. And I hope when you engage in any of my content on any platform that you know that, that’s the philosophy where I’m coming from.
I have been trying to be intentional about what type of content I post + how much of it I post if that makes sense. I don’t want to be pushing products down your throat day after day + I don’t want to post every vulnerable thing going on in my life on the internet either. I’m trying to find that balance ya know? I want to post what feels right to me, content that is organic to me.
Some days it might be quiet because I’m trying to process things. Other days it might be product heavy because I need the escape from the heartbreaking news. Some days it might be super personal because I feel something on my heart that I need to get out.
With that being said, each day, with new events unfolding, what feels right to me to post is ever changing. I want to be sympathetic to what is happening. But I also want to be a breath of fresh air for just a moment with light, safe content. I ask that you give me some grace as I try to navigate these trying times. I am human, I’m going to get it wrong but I will learn from my mistakes + do better next time.
So tell me. How are you trying to navigate this new normal?! Tell me in the comments below! I’d love to know! Oh + while I have you here lol don’t forget to subscribe to the blog via your email so you never miss a post! And then! Come say Hi! on Pinterest + Instagram: @jennniferlynn11! I’d love to hear from you + connect!
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