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On This Blue Planet

In Outer Space There Lived A Species Called The Human Race


Being human right now is kind of crazy. I don't know if you've noticed, but things on our planet are kooky. Plain and simple.


I've been trying to take it all in stride. There are moments where I'm at peace with most things and can live day to day with some amount of normalcy. Then, there are days where the littlest things have me going off the handle and wanting to rampage.


There is very little in between space like there would be in normal life in a normal world.


Naturally, as we are all feeling right now, it has a lot to do with this immense world of nearly impossible to understand problems flooding our brains at any given moment these days. I swear, I can't open Facebook right now without unfriending at least one person for having views that so blatantly go against what I see as a benefit to society as a whole.


I know the world is made of a difference of opinions, but disregard of human life is intolerable to me, so that's where I am.


But it is so interesting to me to see how we're collectively going about processing these things. What is it that we deem important enough to put out there into the online sphere of information overload?



For me, I have been really pulling back on my use of social media. If I do use anything (especially Facebook), it is for a minute or two at a time. I've taken to leaving as soon as I come across an extremely opinionated post about current affairs because I just can't interact with them with out a severe shift in my mood and mental state.


That is the unfortunate state I've found myself in.


But more than that, I'm taking time to notice. I don't think many people see the true effects all of this crap (let's be real, it's crap) is having on their psyches. The energy is low. We are collectively down. What we can't consume in goods and socializing, we're consuming in internet garbage.


There are people who are trying to provide some levity to the situation, of course. Those social media games and internet things attempting to get engagement are a change of pace from all of the political Covid BS taking up 90% of my newsfeed at the moment.


It is something. I'm grateful to you.


More than that, it's amazing how built to consume humanity is. It is all about having stuff. What can we collectively fill our brain space with in order to numb out our own understandings of ourselves and what our current existences mean to the grand scheme of things.


That is what I, and I imagine most of the rest of you, have been struggling with.



It's honestly so interesting being a human being, let alone a business owner, in the current state of affairs. our worth is so wrapped up in the money we make, that the job was almost moot. We didn't care much for what we were doing so long as it could afford us a certain lifestyle.


But with all this Essential Business/Employee stuff going on right now, we are discovering just how necessary we actually are. Which, if we're being real, is cause for quite a few existential crises.


It's definitely made me look at my businesses in a new light.


It's funny, though. I'd always wanted to break the mould on what was typical for any business I ended up doing, but this almost makes me have to focus on turning those thoughts into reality. Instead of normal consumerism, we're now being faced with just making sure you're putting out the kind of content that will stand out enough in the sea of crazy. That feels good enough to get people to engage with you and your business.


And that's tough.


That involves some serious creativity and adaptability.


But I think more than that, we're calling into our own humanity. What does it mean to exist here? Why do we have this life and what are we doing with it both individually and collectively?


Personally, I know where I'm at. I'm an award-winning author. I'm a book coach to freaking amazing future authors who have stunning stories to tell. I'm a publisher who can't wait to see the launch of our first novel this summer. And I'm even more. I have a family and friends and loved ones and exist in enormous ways because that's how I want to be founded and established.


So, if you're currently struggling with identity, consider all of the things that you have been in the past. Latch onto those things that make you feel good and that help you feel into the kind of life you want to carry on after Covid.


The buck doesn't stop here. Neither should you.


 

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Lexi Mohney is an award-winning, self published author and a book coach living in Ann Arbor, MI. Throughout her writing and coaching career, she's lived by the motto of courage, and worked with her own coaches, groups, and support system to see her Big Audacious Dreams come true so that she can help others achieve success, too. Her first published piece, Carnal Knowledge, won an award at the 7th Annual Bisexual Book Awards in NYC on June 1, 2019. She is in the process of querying agents for her latest novel, Soulkind, which is the first in the Soul Hunter Series. Contact her through her website or find her on social media with any questions.

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