Thursday, January 26, 2017

Run Away

I'm experiencing a large fight or flight response to the first week of Trump's presidency. Maybe an internet-free camping trip is in order. Or maybe just a drive to clear my head. I keep fighting the impulse to spew my fear and rage all over the interwebs. Instead, I've been calling my senators and representatives. I've been researching and planning my next social justice action. And most of all I've been listening. But still... I feel like running away.

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3 comments:

Belinda said...

I read your blog often and love it, thank you. I too find myself feeling exactly the same as you've described in this post. I do not know where to place all of this fear and rage that I have nor do I know how to live with it. All that I know to do is to be certain that anything that is within my power I do and to stand up and raise my voice against all of the horrid things that this Administration seems to be determined to do.

In all of my 46 years on this earth I've never known such fear for the future or for my country that I love so much. I'm a pretty positive person and have always had the strength to pick myself up and keep moving in spite of the difficult things I've had to face. But now I'm finding that difficult to do. Keep moving. Keep moving forward. That's all I know to do.

And I will do my best. Blessings to you and your lovely family.

Wendy said...

I'm right there with you. Such a stressful time.

Crazy Ravens Studio said...

Thanks for this article, Sarah. I too am overwhelmed by what is happening to my birth country. I reside in Canada now but I am still an American citizen. I fear for all of us. I try to do whatever small things I am capable of to foster tolerance and goodwill.