BLOG: Know Thyself

Wednesday. Leaving on my well-deserved beach vacation tomorrow. I am ready to see some wildlife and explore pirate history! I’ve decided to cart along my historical fiction novel-screenplay adaptation since I will be in the perfect area for inspiration.

Otherwise, I’m very focused on my mental wellbeing right now. I walked 6.6 miles yesterday, including some very big hills, which made me feel AMAZING! Then we watched Dancing With The Stars, which I LOVE. I’ve been watching so many musicals and dance routines, I’m starting to recognize when they aren’t doing the dances correctly. Needless to say, I was very inspired to wake up today and DANCE! The Stars are all on their image rehab tour, and so am I! My image needs major rehab after those small town assholes tried so hard to beat it out of me. Also, my very public breakdown and struggles with alcoholism don’t help. But hey, here I am now, wild and free and back East where I belong! Now, I just have to wait out the rest of the shutdown, practice, practice, practice, and I’ll be ready to hit the stage!

The important thing now is to live in the present, manifest the future, and forget the past. Sure, I’m still struggling to work through it. South Dakota really did a fucking number on me. I mean, it’s ridiculous when I think about it. I can’t believe I allowed myself to be treated like shit by a bunch of nobodies in the middle of nowhere. It’s like, who are you? No one even knows where South Dakota is. It’ll be like a phase of my life they quiz Jeopardy contestants about in the “Writers Not Writing” category. “Before she became an award-winning author, actor, director, and celebrity judge on Dancing with the Stars, she spent a decade living in South Dakota.” “WHO IS BETSEY HORTON!”

I know, I know, such lofty dreams I have. I know what you’re all think. “ShE’s DeLuSiOnAl. It’S hArD tO mAkE iT.” Whatever. Nothing will ever be as difficult as living in South Dakota was. Those people may seem nice on the surface, but in reality, most of them are pure evil. They did everything they could to break me down and they FAILED! I still came out on top! It’s literally all downhill from here.

Competition? What competition? The only person I’m competing with is myself. And believe me when I say, there is nothing I could attempt that will ever be as insane as living in South Dakota for ten years. Lol, wow, what a fucking shithole. Oh well, at least I got a lot of good stories out of it! Now, if I can just overcome the apocalypse, I’m sure everything will be just fine.

Yes, it’s fine. Totally fine. All I have to do is act like the world around me isn’t literally on fire! It’s fine! Everything is fine! I’ve been re-engaging in my activist activities and sending out letters like crazy. I’m making donations. I’ve attended protests and I’m advertising the ones I can’t attend on Facebook so those in the area can make it on my behalf. I am doing everything I possibly can at this point. I won’t let these crusty old white men ruin everything for the rest of us! Time for Millennials to kill The Old Ways!

Alright, I have more stuff to do before we leave tomorrow, so I’m going to go take care of that. Next time I update, I’ll be relaxing by the pool! Woo hoo!

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