Election 2016

I'm going to get this off my chest then let it go...

I am not happy about Trump winning this election. There I said it. But I'm sure you probably already knew that. This is disheartening. As a minority, a mother, a woman, a human. I was extremely offended at a lot of what Donald Trump said. He made bigotry and hate ok again. And I just can't be fine with that.

Yesterday I lamented for the country, minorities, the underdogs, the 99%, the future. I've played out all the scenarios in my head, and I've got nothing. Yes, God is ultimately in control. Yes, I will move on. But this stings. This hurts. Not because "the other side" won but because of what the new President stands for. Maybe this divide will make us finally talk about the elephant in the room. Maybe. But probably not, we are a society pegged by our rude politeness. We are progressively regressive and the things we've worked so hard to move past seem to be coming back to bite us in the butt, but I digress. Because honestly this isn't useful...nothing really seems useful. It's like watching a train crash in slow motion.

But today is better than yesterday...and tomorrow will be better than today hopefully. Focusing on personal goals and family have made things easier. But knowing this is our reality is still difficult to comprehend.