This post kind of turned into a rant…sorry about that!
So it’s only been what? Four Days since the inauguration of Donald Trump and I am already over it. Just like when I wrote about 9/11, back when I was in grade 9, I was so over the news about it after like a day.
Back in grade 9, I was “over it” because I was bored of it. I was tired of all tv stations all the time just being smouldering buildings and people being pulled from those buildings and all that. I had no sense of a world outside of my own city. I just wanted to watch my soaps after school.
That was then, now I’m an adult…or so people keep telling me. Somewhere between grade 9, and being just a few short months away from being 30, I have magically transformed into an “adult”. And this is what “adult” T has to say about all this:
I. AM. SOOOOOO. OVER. IT!
Like yeah, I get it, everyone in the world hates that he’s president, and I do too. I think he’s a sexist, racist, infuriatingly small minded, pathetic man. There – I said it. I do. I really really do. But I’m also over all the outrage and the social media posts over every little thing he does. He is going to make stupid choices, and he’s going to make mistakes, and he’s going to make the entire world angry. But can we at least save the outrage for something that really matters? Like him signing that reproductive rights thing this week. That was huge, and by the time it reached the news I was just so over it that I haven’t even read any articles on it yet. (so if anyone has and wants to tell me about it, that would be great).
When I get to work, the first thing I do is turn off the radio in the kitchen. I have to put away dishes and then wash dishes and I don’t want to spend that whole time listening to news on Donald Trump. I am SO over it! Last week, it was all hip-hop dance music and it was great. This week, all news, all the time.
I was even considering taking myself off Facebook because of this. I don’t really use it all that much anyways, but if I had closed my account over the weekend, I wouldn’t have found out that a friend of mine is publically transitioning now. I am so proud of (the newly) her for taking this step! Just a few short years ago when we worked together I was jealous of (then) his makeup being flawless, in the middle of July, working at Tim Hortons, but now she’s being the person she always knew she was! And then when I support such a public declaration there are “omg really?” and the backlash that comes from such a statement. Sometimes that backlash is very passive – everyone can see that I liked her photo and her statement of transition, and then there are pictures/quotes that pop up on some of my more religious friends’ walls pertaining to trans-rights. I can’t say that they are for sure connected, but I’m just going to be angry about it anyways.
Why is the world such a negative Nancy?! I love this blog and the supportive community that comes along with it, but inside my once beloved Facebook, all I can see is hatred for each other, and a lot of times, for oneself. It’s really starting to get to me, and I’m not sure how long I can hold onto that part of my social media presence. Plus, getting rid of Facebook would free up some of my morning routine, allowing me to craft betting blog posts 😉 Or I could just spend that time on Pinterest….most likely Pinterest…
Pretty much the only thing that is keeping me on Facebook right now is the connection to my friends. For a good handful of friends, Facebook is the only connection that I have to them, and if I were to disable my account, I would be totally disconnecting myself from them, which would totally, totally suck.
*apparently “10 minutes of free writing” T, is a ranting T*
January 24 Ready, set, go Set a timer for ten minutes. Open a new post. Start the timer, and start writing. When the timer goes off, publish.