some thoughts.

So, I haven't really discussed politics here--not because I'm worried about ruffling feathers, but because I haven't felt super confident that I would be able to clearly articulate what I'm feeling. Quite frankly, I've had a pit in my stomach since the election and that pit slowly might be turning into a sinkhole.

At this point, my primary feeling is fear. The executive orders that have been issued within the first week of Trump's presidency are beyond concerning. I'm worried about the future of our environment, our citizens who have relied upon affordable healthcare, the reproductive rights of women and our immigrants and refugees--immigrants are the foundation of this nation and the blatant discrimination via the latest order is chock full of hypocrisy.

And although I've been in a state of quasi-depression over recent events, I've also been incredibly inspired: from the women's march to the support all over social media to the most recent protests at airports throughout the country, it's clear that people are willing to stand up and mobilize against a truly scary administration.

I'm trying take action of my own: I plan on donating to the ACLU and Planned Parenthood, reaching out to my state representatives and voicing my opinions (I know my girl Elizabeth Warren has my back), and continuing to be informed by reading and supporting publications/news organizations like the NY Times and NPR.

I love this country, and I'm proud to be one of its citizens, but I'm not going to sit idle through the next four years. And I know this was heavy for a Friday, but I haven't felt right posting about my weekends and snacks without addressing this first. Happy weekend!


  1. Beautifully articulated -- I've got your back, too, and I'm right by your side as we continue to right for what is right and respectful and truly good (which also means being true to the Constitution!).

  2. I am with you. I will not sit back and let things slide. I understand so many people don't feel heard and that is one reason why that man is in office, but this is not the way to fix the problems. Resist.