Currently... (Vol. 32)

It's been a few days since America spoke and voted for President Donald Trump. This was such an intense election cycle and as relieved as I am that it's over, it took me a while to grieve for the loss of my candidate. I was (and I still am) scared of a Trump presidency, not just because I think Trump is a menacing person per se, but because of the way he campaigned - he gave people "permission" to be bigots in a sense and while I'm sure not all of his supporters are necessarily racists, xenophobes, homophobes, or sexists, I can't help but be scared to go to some parts of this country knowing how people in those places voted. I am heartbroken to think that if I'm to travel to parts of Pennsylvania,  Michigan, or Wisconsin (for example), there will be people there who won't see me as a human being with dreams and ambitions, but a woman whose worth is below that of a man's and therefore should not have agency of her own body; a child of immigrants who couldn't possibly be truly American; and a piece of meat whose body anyone can just "grab." 
After a few days of grief, I emerged with a new sense of optimism and hope. Just because I'm afraid of those things doesn't mean that's necessarily what will happen in this country. I'm sure people have their reasons for voting for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton and other candidates. I understand - this is a democracy and he is our newly elected leader. It's up to us as a country now to hold him accountable for his actions, work with him where we can and challenge him when we must. One President is not greater than the will of all the American people and as a proud American, I will fight for this country that I love. 
If you read all of that and still have stuck with me this far, thank you! Now, onto the things I've been enjoying in the past week:

  • Reading: Coraline by Neil Gaiman - It took me far longer than it should have to finish this book but I'm glad. It brought back childhood memories which I was grateful for this week. Neil Gaiman always makes me feel better!
  • Wearing: TONYMOLY Petite Bunny Gloss Bar in  'Juicy Cherry' - How cute is the packaging for these?? I shared my purchase on Snapchat earlier this week! They're really affordable and give you a very sheer tint with a moisturizing gloss on your lips! So cute. 
  • Eating: Turkey tacos - Brian made turkey tacos this week which was quite nice of him! Again, this was posted on my snapchat. I think we could all use a bit of comfort food once in a while!
  • Watching: South Park - I don't know if you've been watching this season of South Park but it's so hilarious and spot-on! Almost to the point where after I laugh I start crying because #tooreal
  • Obsessed with: New Canon EOS Rebel T5 - I finally got a new DSLR!!! I held off on getting a DSLR until I got better with my photography but I think I'm finally ready for one! I actually got mine refurbished from the Canon website and I bought a 50mm f/1.8 lens as well so the photography on my blog is about to get pretty interesting! 
Thanks for reading!

2 comments

  1. Very well said! I think we can all hope for the best! And that is so exciting about your new camera! Can't wait to see your pics from it!

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  2. One of the scariest parts is it isn't even in those more rural areas that these things are happening, they're happening in the most populated and progressive parts of the country as well! On the local news there have been multiple reports of racist, sexist, xenophobic acts happening in New Jersey, NYC, and Connecticut. I flip flop between feeling hope and feeling despair. Trump's cabinet positions are definitely not helping. On the other hand I am inspired by the words of Obama, Elizabeth Warren, etc. And reading all the Joe Biden memes also helps :)

    Also that tonymoly lip gloss is so cute! I've wanted to try it but passed up on it since I thought it would be more cute than functional. Good to hear it works :)

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