I get a message from an old fire asking to join a hangout – someone who does this every time my geotag on Instagram moves from Brooklyn to Baldwin Hills. Usually, I come up with some lame excuses, with lots of satire, exclamation marks and emojis that I didn’t mean to.
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But this time I did not respond. I can’t bring myself. These days, I have limited energy, short fuse and little patience. Living right now is difficult. Passing the day is a goal. The last thing I have time to do is fake. The last thing I want to do is play well.
To be clear, I’m using the word rude or bitch in the usual way, a way that usually refers to women – especially Black women – if their attitude is less graceful, pleasant, or good. pampering. But being a bitch is a powerful thing. As Naomi Campbell figuratively said in an interview with Barbra Walters, “If I want to be remembered for something, I want to be remembered for being a bitch,” she said. “But a hard-working bitch. And a loyal bitch.
You don’t have to laugh, you are still wearing a mask. Hugging technology is a thing of the past. The world may be slowly reopening (whatever that means ??), but the global pandemic is a great reason to say no to the plans. It’s an even more great reason to make sure you’re taking care of your mental health and not working too late or too much. That is NOT a reason to text your ex.
With everything going on right now, the last thing anyone wants is a fuzzy conversation with a three o’clock late breakfast friend. Our priorities are becoming clearer. Our energy needs to be conserved. Personal growth helped me realize, there are many things I don’t really like and a lot of people I don’t need. When I wrote that last sentence, I thought, I would sound like a bitch. But the fire is on fire, people are dying, everything is terrible, there is no need to fake it to be good. Save your sincerity for those who deserve it. Protect your energy. And always wear your resting bitch’s face with pride.