⁉️ Could that be languishing that you’re feeling?
Plus, Florida moves forward on a $96-billion state budget and Orlando is in need of a new poet laureate.
Hey there, it’s Tuesday. The sun is shining, the high is predicted to reach 82 today, and there’s a 100% chance that if you keep reading, you’re going to find everything you need to know about current happenings in the big O.
But first, let’s talk about this article from The New York Times that my friend Kelly Cohen shared with me over the weekend. It’s all about “languishing,” a feeling many have likely experienced over the last year and may even still be dealing with now.
The term is deemed the “neglected middle child of mental health” and could be used to describe the aimlessness you may feel when you lay in bed upon waking up in a post-March 2020 world, when you pick up the remote and watch the same movie you’ve seen a bajillion times, or even now as you read this newsletter. You’ll find an excerpt from the article down below, but I think reading the whole piece in its entirety might make you feel better and less alone about where you’re at. (That is, if you’re even here, where I am, wherever that is. 😉)
The ultimate reason I’m bringing all of this up — beyond just saying “Hey, hi, how’re you doing, you’re not alone, how can I help?” — is to ask you, our dear readers, what helps you overcome a day of languishing? Are there people/orgs in our community helping you get through this pandemic? Tell me, firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line: This is what you’re looking for. I’ll then share your thoughts back here for everyone to see. Deal? Deal.
OK, now let’s talk about Florida’s new seat at the table, a new crosswalk coming to Corrine Drive, and the future of Lake Eola.