Look, we promise not to ask anything, or touch anything, but just let us come through here and live our best lives! We want to be able to go outside, take road trips, and send these kids back to school with no problems! We have been inside with the people we love for a year, and we are beginning not to like these people.
We are tired.
We are irritable.
We can’t even do grown people stuff because the kids are always there! 2020 has aged us, and we are taking extra steps to make 2021 not be trash! We just want to have some part of life to be normal again! Is that too much to ask?!
Here is what we are willing to do, to offer up to make sure this year steers us towards normal again.
We promise to keep all resolutions.
We promise to stop screaming at toxic exes–or sleeping with them.
We will put the shopping carts back at Target, Wal-Mart and any other store.
We promise to not make promises we can’t keep.
We promise to call our moms back.
We promise to tip servers and delivery drivers!
We will water the plants, and keep the grass cut.
All we want is for this year is to have the chance to start over without the specter of COVID, depression, Zoom meetings and multiplied social anxieties! Can that happen? Please?
In the meantime, we will keep about our Black business and allyship purposes. We’ll keep going, because to stop? That’s not possible. The Urban Prophet and baseball legend Satchel Page said if we were to stop, what is coming after us will definitely catch us.
Be gentle 2021, we have been through alot.
Jennifer, The Ideal Firestarter