So far this year we have had a lot going on (understatement). It is important to stay positive and focus your emotions that way, but I also believe it is equally as important to be aware of what is happening.
Obviously this has been the year of the Pandemic. Covid-19, The feared "Rona." lol. We have had 1 shutdown and are winding up to another. Trump has failed us in his response, so have so many weak and partisan politicians. Many other politicians have shown courage and stepped up, especially local politicians. So far we have around 136k deaths in the US.
There have been many killings of POC by police caught on video, as of now the only ones that have received press have been members of the AA community. Latinos are being killed and attacked at high rates and while we are protesting and speaking out on social media, we have not received the attention to our suffering that we deserve. Vanessa Guillen at Fort Hood was brutally killed and the Army leadership response was nothing short of disgusting.
The great thing about this year is that people have been protesting these injustices! The black lives matter movement had nationwide protests with a diverse coalition of support. Latinos have been protesting and slowly but surely are gaining national attention. Our frustration at being ignored is propelling our community to stand up and I hope that this will translate into more activism and involvement in politics by our people. Vanessa Guillen's death has provoked many to speak out against the culture of sexual harassment in the military and more victims have spoken out.
We still have kids in cages who are put at risk of many evils from sexual assault to exposure to Covid-19. Much work needs to be done.
For me my personal life has been great. I have been married for 9 months now! So far everything is great... It takes work, but it is wonderful. A part of my life that felt empty is no longer. My wife and I are happy together, we are enjoying each other's company immensely and I have never been more excited for the future!