MID-YEAR PERSONAL SELF-ASSESSMENT
So here we are, June 2020, the middle of the year. To say that the
first half of this year has started off with a bang is an understatement. It has been one filled with a roller coaster of emotions, fear, sadness, anger, heartache, and reinvention. How can we have so many emotions in such a short span of time? During the latter part of March we began the fight for our lives literally with the pandemic, and we are still in this fight, as the world continues to find a cure. But wait, we entered June with another huge fight, one that has been fought over and over and over and over again for hundreds of years, the fight for justice, and the fight by blacks to be treated as humans. I am tired,
we are tired, and the world is tired of the senseless killings of black men and women like George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others.
The need for change is long overdue, due process, accountability,
diversity, inclusion, and equality for all. So where do we go from here? I have seen protest around the world, news reports, read articles, and statements from organizations, but I ask again, where do we go from here? I know that these are not easy conversations, as a matter of fact, they may be very uncomfortable for some, so let us get uncomfortable, listen, hear our stories, and continue to strategize ways to move forward with respect, peace, human decency, and equality. By no means will this happen overnight, but we must start somewhere, now is the time, the senseless killings must stop. I believe in my heart and my soul that together we can make this world a better place. We are all in this together.
We have all had a few months to reevaluate our personal lives,
relationships, and our personal goals. If you have had the privilege of working from home over the last three months, perhaps you have thought about ways of staying healthy, strengthening your personal relationships, and hopefully using your voice to stand up for fair and equitable treatment for all.