Tonight I tried writing normally.
Then I tried a haiku.
Then I tried rhyming,
Tonight nothing’s worked.
Tonight my thoughts are many, and varied.
There’s family. There’s work.
There’s school, and then schoolwork.
There’s a man and his smile, and there’s his skill in making me smile.
There’s the weather and the election; there’s new friends and constant sneezing.
Today was nothing special; tonight just a normal #trynewthings night.
Tomorrow might be explosive; it might be just a normal Tuesday night.
Tonight I’m thankful for the New Normal.
The New Normal that’s exhausting and exhilarating and perplexing and wonderful.
Thankful for a growing family.
Thankful for the opportunity to vote.
Thankful for cool weather that brings out my boots and scarves.
Thankful for new relationships and friends.
Thankful that each day is brand new, and we can start all over again.