A Keeping It Real Post
As I write this, We the People await with bated breath to learn who our next president will be. I’m not writing about politics today. I’m writing about the collective grief of our nation, our neighbors, and whole communities.
As soon as the election is certified, half of our nation will be grieving their candidate’s loss, and what they believe is the further moral decline of our once-great nation.
In my unscientific survey, most people have already been grieving the loss of friends and family as they realized how polarized things have become and how little people have come to value human life.
So, here are this Wandering Widow’s Top 3 Tips about how to get through the next few months.
Feel the Feelings
Don’t let anyone tell you how to feel or belittle the grief and fear you may be experiencing. Feel the feelings; it’s the only way to work through them.
Stay away from social media and mainstream news. Give yourself a breather from the negativity and highly charged emotions of others until you get your feet back under you. For example, I’m on an extended break from the social feeds because I’ve been so disgusted with the vitriol being vomited from both parties.
Protect Your Boundaries
Be kind to yourself. File this one under reckless truth-telling, but you can’t take everyone with you on your journey. If you need to cut people from your social feeds or your life, do it. Protect your boundaries. You are worth it.
We’ll get through this, friends. Politics is a process. Our nation is constantly evolving, just like we are. And when things start feeling extra dark for you, remember I love you.
Live Now. Dream Big. Love Fierce.