This past Tuesday, November 3rd, was absolutely exhausting. This past week was exhausting. Actually, this entire year and the 4 years Trump has had in office has been exhausting. I have felt more and more tension in my body this past week than I have in a long time. Frankly, I am just tired. I am tired of living in a heightened place of stress, fear, anger, and uncertainty of what the future is going to look like. This week many of us have been sitting anxiously waiting for the results of the election to come in. Clearly, this hasn't been a quick process and it feels immensely dragged out. Each day feels like weeks. Looking back, Tuesday feels like a different year almost. What is the outcome of the election going to look like? As of now, we still don't know. Most importantly, what will the world look like for the next four years? Each presidency poses a different reality that could play out but, what is going to happen if we are all so tired?
In my point of view, there are two choices that we can choose but really there is only one choice when it comes to what is next. One is that people stop caring so they can rest, recover, and heal. The other is to continue fighting even if we are tired. I know that the latter is a harder choice but, to me, it is the choice I am dedicated to pick. Regardless of a Trump or Biden win still means we have to fight. No matter what happens I will still find ways to fight for equality and justice through my various endeavors. Being tired is hard and it makes doing daily tasks even harder. I mean the entirety of Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday I have had difficulty focusing and doing what I needed to do because I was just tired.
Once the election results are in, I am going to take a nap. I will try to get a restful night's sleep. I will continue to eat healthy, exercise, be creative, and live on but, I will also continue fighting. Just because the 2020 election has come to end doesn't mean the fight is over because the fight for a more just and equal world for all is ever-going. There are more elections to come and all of them are highly important so please vote in every election. There will be marches, protests, and unrest so, I won't bat my eye but, continue to learn. I will ask questions and I vow to continue to understand what is going on around me. There is still a lot of work to do so, let's get to work.
*From the Associated Press
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