On Not Writing, The Election, And Forging Ahead...



So I really have had no inspiration to upload anything here or to write for that matter. I have a couple of drafts that can be refined for a post, but I did not feel like editing either. I'm about 60% sure there will probably be no November book of the month. I don't feel like doing anything that isn't particularly compulsory/necessary; not just with my blog, just with life generally. And that's okay sometimes. There's no need to force it. It will come back. I guess we can chalk it all up to end of the year blues; you know being burnt out from the entire year. It is after all the eleventh month of the year. Heh. Perhaps.

To be clear, I'm not sad or down or depressed. I'm just not in the best of places, I guess. I'm a little bit lethargic too, but knowing myself, I'll be back soon! Oh, it's also really not about the election. That's been done with for almost two weeks now. But, whew the election. Let's take a minute to talk about that. Everyone currently has very strong views about everything that's happening and it's valid. I remember putting up a post on Facebook just after it happened.

Bottom line, what has happened has happened. Like many others, I was enraged that America did not elect her first female president. I don't wanna dwell too much on politics here, because I promised myself I wouldn't do so much of that on this blog anymore. I will admit though that I did not understand how yet again as many of us have seen in our personal lives; one can be so qualified for a position, how one can work so hard, yet fail so terribly. Don't get me wrong, HRC did not "fail". She still shattered a glass ceiling: she was the first ever female nominated by a major party; and she won over 60 million popular votes in an extremely sexist nation. That's a huge feat. BUT to lose to someone so blatantly unqualified, someone who ran on such hateful rhetoric; to be so criticized for flaws that the XY chromosomes continually get away with everyday of their lives. That's disheartening. You know, women have to be perfect, to cross every Ts and dot every Is, to be spotless, and blameless, and to do ALL these while being perfectly "likable", that's...discouraging. More so for someone like me, whose greatest strength isn't exactly her charisma (or lack of it).

And so for a second, I got discouraged and unispired. I forgot all about my strong principles, and told myself I did not understand a world where hard-work wasn't recognized. A world where it's ok to be racist, intolerant, and divisive, but as long as you are a "Christian", you are good. A world where people had the chance to stand up for what was right, but chose to remain neutral, to stand on the fence because since their candidates did not win the primaries, better have everything burn down then. That's a tough world to live in. But then I got back up. That's life. You win some, you lose some. But be sure to kick the shit out of option B. Be sure to have principles and values you care about. Be sure to speak out for the poor, marginalized, voiceless, destitute, oppressed...because I'm confident that's what Jesus would do.

Because the most important thing is God's kingdom, but I'll be damned if I don't make the most of my time on this earth.

Because my Pastor spoke today on the importance of the church and where the church stands in the world today, and it's the best thing I've heard this election.

Because true character is not evident when all is well or when in triumph, true character reveals itself in adversity and defeat.

We should all do what we can, but do so with love and tolerance.

So yeah, the election result sucked and hurt, but we good because we live to fight another day.

So much for not wanting to talk about the election haha. Life is about to get very busy for me, but I will check in here when I can.

In the meantime, you do all the good you can in the best possible way. Make sure you are part of the solution, not the problem.



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