It is here…..2022. We have made it through another year of the pandemic. I have decided to rebrand my blog. Life, Laughter, and Love. Laughter and love are two key ingredients to living your best life. Laughter soothes the soul and nothing makes me happier than to be able to laugh. In a time where we are losing people left and right and humanity have become so selfish, we need to revisit Love. We treat it as an option when it is very necessary to our existence. Humans are supposed to love each other. We are supposed to want relationships with one another. But these days when social media brings everyone into our homes, we are moving further and further away from wanting to social connections. Therefore moving further and further away from loving one another. And that needs to change.

Yesterday I was having a conversation with my friend about a scene in the new series “And Just like that” where Charlotte’s daughter Rose changed her name to Rock. It was interesting to me because my daughter is going through her identity situation and I am trying to understand her too. Anyway it sparked a fun conversation between me and her and I posted a status that said “I’m a Gender Fluid, Bisexual, Poly”. Now in the moment in was funny status not really about anything, but the more and more I looked at it, the more I was comfortable in what I was saying. Not the actual words but what they stood for. “Freedom”. Free to be me. Not asking permission, not apologizing and not pretending. I followed the status with another one, I’m not explaining myself. And I’m not. People that really know me understand the parts of that status that was true and the parts that weren’t. And that’s all that matters.

We have to learn to Love one another they way we are. Social media has taken my favorite word “Audacity” to a higher level. We have the audacity to believe we are entitled to comment on people’s lives. I will be the first one to say if you don’t want anyone’s opinion don’t put it out there. But at the same time, why do people feel like its ok to tell others how to live. We are supposed to fit in this neat little box and even if it makes us miserable as long as it looks good, go with it. Well not me, not anymore. I never fit in a box, I was always this awesome weirdo that people felt the need to comment about. No matter how hard I tried to fit in, it never worked. I can think back to all the times people commented on my appearance, my sense of humor, my taste in music, just anything to make me conform to some status quo that they didn’t even fit in.

In 2022, I’m all about what makes me, ME. What makes Sunshyne want to wake up everyday and move around and get things done. What makes me feel authentic in my own skin and what makes me love the life that I am living. I’m no longer begging for acceptance, but demanding respect for my boundaries and life choices as I will respect others.

So follow me on my journey, this blog will be personal. I will be posting some of my spicy short stories, some of my favorite homemade skin care, and my favorite laughs, and my interpretation of love. Key Word, MY, I used to say you don’t have to listen to me, I just be talking.

Love, Sunshyne