Much like everyone else I have been in a “mood” since Tuesday night…I think just processing what has happened in America and the next 4 years looks like for our government scares me. For the last year or so I have been reading about candidates, some of us voted early and some voted on election day, and NEVER in a million years did I think this would happen.
As I have tried to process everything, the morning after the election my sister, mom and I had a three-way call and we talked about it. I felt better after we all vented to each other I felt a little better! I kept pushing through the day, and as much as I wanted to stay away from social media I couldn’t help but get on and see what everyone saying. How they were processing and ultimately see how they felt about Trump becoming the President-Elect.
There were LOTS of nasty postings!! I mean LOTS!!! But I kept reading…for some reason I couldn’t break away!
I couldn’t break away from the bloggers going at each other about posting on Wednesday and how some felt that we should’ve collectively gone silent. I couldn’t break away from reading the conversations on understanding the different view points; to the conversations about people legitimately being scared for their families. Those questioning their faith…
It was all SO MUCH and I had feelings about it all but I decided to remain silent! I couldn’t take it! I didn’t know what to say or do. I felt like I was in shock and those around me were moving but I was still! I did briefly talk to my co-workers about it, and we all felt the same way and said similar things.
I went on reading all the negativity for days…some wrote positive things but for the most part it was all negative!
But Friday came and although I still read a little I realized that I was doing myself more harm that good.
I NEEDED TO TAKE A STEP BACK!
I needed to take a step back to get back centered! I needed to refocus…
I needed to get back to my family!
And I did just that!
This weekend I had a long weekend; starting with having Veteran’s Day off with my family! I was still on social media because Im a blogger (DUH LOL!) but I tried to limit myself as much as possible! I took time to just be present with my family and not focused on everything else.
Friday we attended Cafe O’Play and I had a chance to be a kid with my kids! Saturday we went to lunch with our Couples Ministry, and Sunday we went to church; it was our 97th Church Anniversary!
But I decided to just be in the moment! Enjoy the weekend with my family without the “outside noise“…I couldn’t spend anymore time focusing on everything that I saw online! And usually when my husband and I get time away we talk about any and everything and even though we did that I still made a personal decision to not talk about all the negativity that I had recently read. I previously talked his head off a couple of days ago about these issues and I refused to bring it back up!
And honestly, it felt good to put my phone away and just walk through a shopping center talking to my husband (since we were kid-free), and for a moment forget about the happenings of the United States Government!
And here we are at the beginning of another week…and even though I still have some feelings about everything! I choose to keep it moving! Still striving to accomplish my goals and just not focus on what everyone is saying or what everyone is doing!