The last seven years have been filled with a new career (communications coach/speaker), travel, and many incredible adventures. I was going 90 miles an hour, working with thousands of people, from Paris, to Singapore, to San Francisco, in all kinds of companies — having the time of my life. If you had told me when I started this blog that my life would be filled with these kind of adventures, I would have thought you were crazy. That could never, ever happen.
I used to watch my former (and late) husband’s travels with amazement. I couldn’t imagine having the courage to travel and deal with so many different personalities and situations that were unpredictable. When I started my new career and my ex and I were friends again, he gave me advice that was really helpful. Go into every situation with eyes wide open, he told me, be present, adapt, try not to get too flustered if nothing is as you planned. Learning not to over-react took me time. Eventually I mastered it — most of the time.
Then Covid-19 hit. Now I’m mastering a whole new life, which is about 20 miles per hour. I’m staying in the moment, trying not to panic about the future.
I’m afraid for our country and for the world. It’s hard not to be. I’m going to come back on here and keep a journal if I can because this is a critical time.
If Donald Trump wins again in November, I fear for us. I’m going to do what I can to work for the Biden campaign, but I don’t know if anything we can do will be enough to stop Republican voter fraud and interference in the election by Russia and China.
As of today, we’ve lost approximately 180,000 Americans to Covid-19 and the number continues to climb. It seems that the election playbook for the Republicans is to push Law and Order and the playbook for Democrats is to push the Leadership Gap in handling Covid. It’s not enough. How it will all play out, is a total unknown.
I’m hoping that enough people will get out and vote and show that we unequivocally reject the autocratic rule of Trump, the worst President in the history of the United States. I believe in miracles.