This month’s mood board is an extremely important one to me. For the first time, I’m approaching my focus for the upcoming month by looking back and reflecting on the one we are leaving behind.
Usually, I blow a kiss to the past month and write a long post about what’s coming up, how we can approach it, etc. But May 2020 has been too monumental to leave behind. Let me please start off by saying that this post is lonnnggg overdue. But in light of recent events, I have finally found my voice and the courage to start speaking up about issues that I’ve been silent about for far too long.
May was an heavy month all around. It was our second full month of quarantine. Another full 30+ days of staying home, staying separated from loved ones, reading about the devastating news, and so much more. Then, on top of that, we learned of the horrifying and absolutely senseless murder of George Floyd. My heart is broken for this country and while I still have so much more to learn, I have educated myself on what I could during the past few days and I have taken action in as many ways as possible. Please see here for more of my thoughts on this.
Looking forward to June, I have one thought that sticks out in my mind. While May 2020 was the heaviest month I’ve had in a long while, I see one major positive and that is how much I’ve seen our generation come together and fight. For the last 2.5 months, I’ve watched my coworkers, my church family, and my friends all over the country stay-at-home, wear masks and encourage others to do the same. I’ve watched mutual bloggers on social media, people in both of my hometowns, and celebrities say enough is enough.
As heartbreaking as our current reality is, I am in awe when I think about how much I see us taking action, offering help as much as possible, standing in solidarity. For now, I am choosing to focus on this positive (because truly that is all I can handle at this time) but the truth is that we are truly shining so bright.
I hope you find a piece of yourself in this mood board. We are here, we are fighting and we are shining. ♡