Happy Independence Day 2022. Impossible as it seems, here we are. The quintessential summer weekend of the whole year is here and its hours slipping away. If I had to guess, I’d say most of us had our big celebratory fun smashed between Saturday and Sunday since on this July fourth, technically tonight is a school night. But either way it is the Fourth of July.

I hope for all of you it’s been one full of happiness. I hope you’ve had a great deal of joy and fun, laughter and good times, family and food. Because no matter your tradition of celebrating, the best memory we take is the good laughs we have. There’s a lot of negativity that many people are spouting about the U.S. of A this year, and let’s be honest, probably many years, but that’s not my vibe. Never has been.


I’m proud of the red, white and blue and have flags, little and big flying outside to help promote that. I saw someone I follow, just last night, saying something negative about America and I have zero doubt places like TikTok is full of the “wear black” or boycott trends. It’s like so many say, and I even saw this a couple of days ago on my feed too, only in America is it trendy to vocally trash your country.

As Paulette says, quite proudly, to Elle:

You look like the Fourth of July.

Honestly, that is 100 kinds a compliment and why on Friday, while out and about, I did wear a full on flag sweater. Fashion no-no or not, I went for it.

This is also why I hung my flags happily and hope to even make a little flag pizza (not sure I have every ingredient) with strawberries for the stripes and blueberries for the blue in the flag. This is America’s birthday and it’s a celebration of how far she’s come, but for me, it’s also celebrating the principles this country was founded on. There’s goodness in that and no matter what you wish different or want different, that ideal is something to be proud of.

I hope you all have enjoyed a wonderful and colorful Independence Day celebrating with American pride and joy, all while looking like the Fourth of July.

Happy Independence Day!

About Rissi JC

amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.


  1. Happy 4th of July to you Rissi JC & to anyone else who reads this! May you also have a wonderful day!!

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