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So today is November 9th, 2016. The day after the US Presidential Election. I was looking forward to writing this post yesterday. Now I don’t want to write it at all. To say I am disappointed is an understatement. My unfollow button got a workout and for the first time ever in my Facebook existance I unfriended someone.
Telling my 9 year old this morning who our president was….it broke my heart. She’s already been fearful for her friends. In the past weeks she has gone as far as shielding her friends and taking them out of situations she felt were putting them in danger. NO 9 year old should have to do that. I don’t care if they are black, white, Native American or purple. No child should have to do that. I was in tears last night. I have never cried over an election before in my 39 – soon to be 40 – years. . I have always felt respect for the president even if I didn’t like them personally. To be clear, I wasn’t for Hillary either. I have NEVER respected Donald Trump. He’s been on my radar for years as a despicable person. The first time I saw him on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous I instantly loathed him. Yes, I just said that outloud on my blog. Some people I know are afraid to even say that on their personal FB profiles in fear of retribution. I am not afraid. My worst nightmare has come to pass and I have nothing left to lose. I am embarrassed and mortified that my president is someone who used to talk about his sex life on Howard Stern. In full disclosure, I did watch The Apprentice. It was entertaining watch him strut around like he was God’s gift. I don’t need an entertaining president. I need one who will keep my family safe and support my right to live life as my family needs to live. Please give me one good thing that Trump has done and you are not allowed to say anything about Obama or Hillary.
I am going to continue to raise my kids to treat others with love and respect. I will continue to fight for equality for ALL people. I will not acknowledge the hate, bigotry and vitriol that has surrounded me. I will not stoop to the same level as the people who say they are being respectful but in truth 5 seconds later call people crybabies. I have a right to be upset. I had to listen to the same people “cry” about Obama for 8 years but we aren’t allowed to do the same. We can vote for who we want. That is the glorious, or at least used to be, part of living in this country. We have the right to free speech. Up until yesterday I didn’t give a crap who you voted for. And I still don’t think I do but the effect of how people are treating each other is laying heavy on my soul. A line was crossed. A dark part of our country has been given a voice. I know I will be ok. What about the rest of our country?
I am going to fight this from the inside out. I will start in my home and hope that my kids will be the bright light shining in the darkness. They already a pretty kick ass people so they are my hope.
Hate doesn’t belong here so I will delete any comments that are hateful, violent or disrespectful.