Existential Crisis Part Trois

March 16, 2017

No one is more shocked by my current optimism than I.

A couple of days ago, I was aimless and anxious.

Today, I still have zero clue what fucking direction I am going to steer my life in. But I feel pretty amazing.

Honestly, putting into the universe the idea that I was struggling to figure out my life has been great. I’ve already come up with activities I can do to improve my state of mind (E.G. Hike to the waterfront. Run stairs. Spend time next to sun-exposed window with eyes closed. Etc.) Plus I have so many notes going for my writing projects. I just love that small adjustments lead to big results, eventually. Hard not to feel optimistic. 💕


Cheers to women, and to the people who love and respect them

March 8, 2017

My wish for this International Women’s Day is for at least a few men and women (who don’t get it yet) to be awakened to the idea that being a feminist does not equal man-hating, or extremism, or hypersensitivity. It takes time and education to get there. I personally learned so much about things I didn’t realize I needed to learn, as recently as 5-6 years ago. It’s okay not to be completely enlightened, as long as you realize it’s never too late to open your heart and mind. All love! ❤️

Is anyone still wondering why we think Trump is a trash bag?

January 28, 2017

Anyone? Because if you truly support this literal scumbag, and are still pretending to be tolerant, I honestly think you’re in denial of how xenophobic, misogynistic, and racist you yourself actually are.

Women’s March

January 21, 2017

I’m inspired by all of the individuals who participated in today’s Women’s March. Much love and admiration to the people who got involved and/or supported.

I’m perturbed by the people (especially women) who seem to feel the need to come at the protesters on social media. Whether these naysayers support the farce-in-chief, or just choose not to support the cause, I cannot understand the need they feel to actively attack. What is it about their personal politics that makes them so passionate about denouncing people whose only goal and demand is that all people be treated equally? I guess that is a rhetorical question, because I will never “get” people of that political leaning, nor would I ever want to.

I listen to this one radio show from Georgia, where the host is always making a big deal of making himself out to be sort of neutral regarding this  current political climate, because he doesn’t want to alienate listeners. He also has a tendency to play the “dumb guy” card when he’s being sexist, but in general he has a pretty progressive team, so I expect better from him.

Quite frankly, I have more respect for public figures who own their opinions and stand up for what they believe, regardless of the public fallout. Especially in a political climate like this one. Not saying he needs to harp on his personal opinions. Just own it if you bring it up, instead of straddling the fence in a pathetic attempt to keep all the fans onboard.

These days, as far as I’m concerned, American politics are black and white enough that, assuming you have any clue what is going on, you can either be on the right side of history, or the wrong side. Time will tell.

I won’t be watching tomorrow’s inauguration

January 19, 2017

…for the same reason I refuse to follow He Who Shall Not Be Mentioned – out of principle. Also, I’m not even the slightest bit interested to watch.  I’ll be going to the movies, and then out for drinks.

I will, however, be looking for any coverage on the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday. I might even seek out the march in my city (which is in Canada, because we feel the pain right there with you, our American friends) and get my peaceful protest on!

Gritting my teeth and hoping for the best (but expecting the worst) over the next 4 years. Fingers and toes crossed!