I do not know what it is exactly, but in the 2 work days since Trump officially took office it feels like Facebook is burning down with politics and horribleness. I know we expected this, but I didn’t expect it so soon, guys. I had planned to write a blog post about the women’s march, but I feel like people are fighting over even that these days. And that, to be honest, was more fun, communal, and inspiring than the militantly hostile or revolutionary event non-supporters seem to think it was.
So I will spare you the politics and plan to write about the march another time.
Then I thought I would just put a photo gallery up of some nice things I saw last year, to soothe. But I realized that I didn’t post much on Instagram last year or even take many photos at all. The photos I take with my good camera are so much better than the crap I get from my cell phone that I was feeling like I shouldn’t post unless they were the awesome and fancy ones. I know… I’ve cured myself of that. I cured myself by realizing the thing I like most about my Instagram feed is that it’s a little record of all the positive stuff that has happened in the year. So I’m trying not to care about quality and just going for affection. Quality is bonus. But most of the nice things that happened last year? Undocumented.
I cannot tell you exactly why I feel this way, but this year seems to be one that is gearing up for a lot of change, and not just in the government. Nothing definitive has happened yet, but I feel it in the air… the pause before the thunder, the crouch before the jump. I’ve been reading a lot of Brene Brown in the new year, and I came across this quote of hers, below. I intend to take it as a motto for this year. And in this time of tribulation, I especially recommend Rising Strong if you’re looking for some Neosporin for those political wounds. I read Brene and my path, in life in general, seems a lot easier to bear.