Hi friends! I know I said it before, but I’ll say it again: Thank you for being here. I appreciate you all so damn much. We have made it through the year and yes if all you did was survive then that is enough. I don’t say this flippantly. There are so many people who did not survive this year, our second year of the Covid-19 pandemic. So many of us lost loved ones and capitalism is killing people so yeah, surviving is getting to be a harder thing to do for countless numbers of folks. Surviving is already hard for most people! And now it’s harder. So again, I say, I appreciate you and I’m glad you’re here.
Further down today’s issue I’m going to share some of my goals / resolutions / habits / intentions / vibes for 2022. I want to make it very fucking clear: You don’t have to do any of this shit. If setting intentions is not for you, then don’t do it. You are not less-than for not doing it and people who set intentions are not better than anyone else. If your only intention is to exist, then that is enough. This little video below puts it really well and succinctly:
For me, I crave direction, structure, and control. We are on a tiny wet rock hurling through space and as individuals most of us are in control of so very little when it comes down to it. Setting intentions etc. is my way of staving off existential crises. I’ll make my silly little lists and check off my silly little boxes and make our silly little bed to avoid just dropping everything and howling into the darkness. Though, I may schedule some howling time as well. We’ll see.