Picking Up, Moving On

Hello and welcome back to my neglected blog! When I created this site, it went through many incarnations and names. I finally settled on Weekend Blog with the intention of posting on light topics and family outings. But it hasn’t felt like the weekend for a while now.

Unless you live in a treehouse, in the middle of an isolated forest, without intranet service, you’ve likely heard the state of things post-election in the US. I won’t get into it again here. I will say, however, that I was a strong supporter of Mrs. Clinton, with real fears regarding a Trump presidency.

After the election, I felt lost in a fog of disbelief and despair. Like many other American parents, I had a hard time breaking the news to my child. Now that the shock of it has abated, I’m still confused, depressed, and disheartened. But I’ve not given upโ€“and I’m proud of that. I’ve continued to work, care for my child, pets, and home, and get out of bed every dayโ€“and that counts for something.

Sometimes it’s important to celebrate life’s small victories. Sometimes they’re all we have. So if you too are having a hard time with life right now, remember, even waking up and getting out of bed in the morning is aย step in the right direction. Progress is a process rarely measured by leaps and bounds. I hope someday we will look back and be amazed by how far we’ve come, but until then, keep on keeping on. I will too.

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Getting to work.

 

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Mom of one, lawyer, and figure skater.

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