I haven’t been able to write lately. I just truly don’t know what to say. I’m at a complete and total loss.
I try to be personal in my posts, but I try to shy away from anything too controversial, political or anything that cause discomfort to anyone who reads this blog. But this stuff I just have to get off my chest. (so this is an official disclaimer to anyone who doesn’t want to hear my thoughts, feelings, whirlwind of emotions on the political state in America at the moment.)
Watching Hillary’s concession speech I was in complete awe. How was this really happening. She was so well spoken and composed, presenting herself so strongly and put together… while around her the world (or america at least) was falling apart.
Here was a woman, so strong, so inspiring, so amazing… and she is not the one who would be leading our nation forward. HOW?! (seriously if you didn’t see her concession speech, stop what you are doing and watch it now)
Last night, as I watched the news… slowly but surely the results pouring in…I cried. I cried for my future, I cried for my friend’s futures, I cried for my country. I just couldn’t believe that for all these recent strides we had taken forward, we have suddenly taken a giant leap backwards.
I understand some people are unhappy with the current system, and have a great desire for change. But from the way I see it, this hateful bully of a man is not the person to instill that change.
I could go on an on about all the ways he disgusts me, especially in his treatment of people different than him. The fear I have over losing my rights as a woman, the fear I have over this rape culture.. but I’m just too tired. Today I moved around in a haze, truly feeling utter disbelief at how the hell this could be happening. But, tomorrow is a new day and I must keep looking forward… one foot in front of the other. I must spread love, spread happiness and spread kindness, because in the end all we have is each other.
HRC put it best “If we stand together and work together with respect for our differences… our best days are still ahead of us”