breathing again

January 21, 2017
Don’t mind me, just repeating my Word of the Year.  I will admit I have been avoiding news.  I just can’t take it.  I don’t feel like I have enough power to make change (dangerous if we all believe this, I know) and the negatives of feeling horrified every time I read another piece of news currently outweigh the benefits of being ‘informed’.   I do not want to keep my head in the sand for the long haul, but . . . I am tempted.
There is a Women’s March in Miami tomorrow (one of many locations, of course) but I don’t feel comfortable bringing the kids, so I am not going to go.  Our JCC had a bomb threat this week.  Cows are eating skittles.  I just . . . can’t take anymore.
I will however make a donation at the end of this month to causes that I support.  
We have a busy weekend.  I am going to try to breathe, enjoy family, and remain in the moment.  Because really that’s all we can count on.  Especially now.


  • Reply nicoleandmaggie March 10, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    I’m ignoring the news, but am able to be active from reading wandsci’s twitter feed and doing the todos every week from Actions for Americans. It maximizes what I can do while minimizing my exposure.

    If you can do one thing this coming week, a good choice is to call your senators about Jeff Sessions because we cannot have a bigot as attorney general. His vote is Tuesday.

  • Reply leebecknell March 10, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    I read the cow skittles thing earlier today – disturbing. Today in general – more disturbing. I actually am taking A to our march in Atlanta tomorrow. Hope it’s peaceful.

  • Reply katie March 10, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    i’ve been stress reading articles pretty much since he’s been elected, and it’s not doing me any good. but i also still haven’t figured out how to get involved in a meaningful way… sigh.

  • Reply Angie March 10, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    I think I will be making a donation to Obama’s foundation. I haven’t watched anything either. I can’t stomach it and get upset. I wanted to go a protest too but don’t feel comfortable. I’ve been emailing my senators. Better than nothing.

  • Reply Kay March 10, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Also, please please please…I humbly ask donate to Elizabeth Warren!
    Anon in mass

  • Reply Rungry March 10, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Glad to see I’m not the only one avoiding the news. It feels irresponsible because I know I need to be informed. I also wanted to go to a protest but couldn’t find anyone else to go with me. I’ve never been to one, so I didn’t want to go by myself.

    So, I’m also donating money today. I wish I could think of ways to influence changes on my own but until I do I can at least give money to the larger organizations that share my beliefs.

  • Reply Omdg March 10, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    I went to the march with my husband and daughter today. Have to do something!

  • Reply Ann March 10, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    We marched in Chicago, 250,000 strong. I’m older, my kid is raised and I’ve got some time. Plus, I’m cranky and frightened and madder than hell. I’m going to a resistance meeting Thursday at a local bookstore. We all do as much as we can.

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