Kimberly is one of my greatest supporters on Twitter. She’s not only a friend of the blog but she’s such a cheerleader for Musings of a Muse. She’s always tweeting me sale info or retweeting my posts. When you have a blog you need people like Kimberly in your life as she’s always doing her best to share my stuff all around the Internet. It means so much to me when someone shares or retweets something I posted and she does it constantly.
She posted something Donnie Wahlberg posted on Twitter recently (she’s a massive New Kids fan girl!) and it really struck a chord with me. Something I’m super guilty of. Allow me to explain.
With all this stuff going on right COVID-19, BLM, etc…it’s a bit overwhelming isn’t it? I’m pretty guilty of saying I wish things would go back to normal. I hate the new normal that’s for sure. The new normal of being scared to go grocery shopping. The new normal of wearing a mask everywhere. The new normal of no stores still not re-opening here in New York. It’s been pretty crazy isn’t it? We had over 378,000 cases here in New York and nearly 25,000 deaths. We were in complete lock down for 100 days until today when finally we are entering a Phase 1 opening that includes construction and manufacturing workers going back to work. No stores or restaurants are yet re-opening. At first I think some New Yorkers, myself included, were under the impression some stores would re-open but further news today reveals that’s not happening.
When George Floyd was tragically murdered the world spiraled into even more chaos with good reason. I think after two weeks of protests, violence, and an incredible amount of negativity across social media I was all, “I wish things would go back to normal”. I think most of us feel this way but this is where Donnie’s Instagram reminds us things shouldn’t be about returning to normal.
He posted: “When we say we just want to go back to normal. Let’s remember, that “normal” that we speak of, is what allowed so many black men and women to be unjustly killed.”
So, yeah, I’d love things to return to normal but we actually need a new normal. Not one that includes face masks and being scared to go outside but a new normal where when we say All Lives Matters it includes black ones.
So, even though we’re going to try for some beauty today on Musings of a Muse that doesn’t mean we’ll be silencing the fight for Black Lives Matter. I want to be able to create for you the safe environment I did when COVID broke out and you needed something to take your minds off of the daily news that was scaring the living daylights out of you. I’ll always be fighting the good fight over here but I’ll also do my best to stay on top of my beauty game as well.
I have a lot of comments to get through and I hope you’ll be patient while I get to them all. Thanks for always supporting me. Thanks for always being amazing humans.
I love you.
Be safe, be well, fight hard for what’s right. There are good days ahead keep that in mind!