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Staff Letters: Hey 2024, I’m Exhausted

Last year was not what I had in mind. It was a lot more stress and irritation, but I got through it. I had a lot of desires and I met some of them, but I can’t say I am sad to see the back side of 2023. The world is in disarray, and despite my best efforts to not allow everything outside of my control disturb my temperament, it’s been rough. I understand I can’t change the things beyond me, but that doesn’t mean the intense lunacy of people and politicos hasn’t had an effect.

It's a struggle to focus on the future. These last few years have made that sense of possibility more difficult to access. However, I am willing to try.

I want this year to feature much more ease. I want to see the fruits of some of the labor I did in 2023. I have a clear understanding of what’s next, a desire to meet those goals and experience the absolute extraordinary.

May 2024 bring more peace, clarity, pleasure, joy, and a willingness to fight like hell.


Perdita Patrice is a Texas-based writer and documentary filmmaker. She enjoys live music, reading, and watching TV. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @perditapatrice


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