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When The World Changes

“The future sometimes looms like a monster, a horrible scary one with teeth and claws.It’s hard to plan your life when all the news talks about is how screwed up the world’s become.”

– Ann Aguirre

Things have been a little chaotic this way over the past two weeks. Honestly I thought since COVID was improving and there were less outbreaks things would get better, but then the world laughed and dumped 1000mm of rain in a day.

I wish that was a joke too. South-East Queensland was just bombarded with rain resulting in immense floods that have devastated so many towns and peoples lives.

We were lucky. We were flooded in for a while, nothing major, and although our house did have water through it, it wasn’t anything major. Our house is structurally okay and only a small amount of possessions had to be thrown out.

But I know people who have lost their entire homes and contents in these floods. It’s devastating. Absolutely heartbreaking.

And then while we’re being flooded here, Ukraine is at war and the world just feels like a nightmare right now. COVID was nowhere near this scary.

It’s hard to have perspective sometimes and to be able to be grateful for the small things. I feel so horrible for the men, women and children in Ukraine and the Russian civilians who don’t want this war.

I can’t do much right now. I was donating to UNICEF (which I highly recommend checking out here) but we’ve had to put our money into replacing items and helping family members right now.

I had to pause writing for a bit. My headspace has not been in it. I’m trying to get back to writing a little now and using my writing time to disengage from what’s happening in the world right now.

Hope that wherever you are you are safe and can hold your loved ones close ❤️

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