Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Crawling Out Of The Abyss

Man. I started out writing SO MUCH this month. I almost felt like I was participating in my own little kind of NaNoWriMo. I felt really good about everything.

And then the election happened, and like many of you I got totally blindsided. I felt like I got hit by a truck, and it took all the wind and the words right out of me. I've been trying to come up with material to write about all week and I just don't even have the heart right now. I feel really, really down and I feel worse about it every day. 

Yes yes, I know I'm a crybaby and all of that. I hear you. I've heard you all week. I won't talk about the double standards of whining for 8 years about Obama taking guns away. I don't want to talk about it at all right now, not here anyway. I started to write out a huge blog post about why I'm concerned about my future, but I stopped. I couldn't finish it.

So, I'm trying to get my words back. I have a show this weekend. I need to find my words again in order to talk about that. 

I'm trying. Bear with me. I'll get there.


  1. Hugs. Hopefully the show helps you get back on a comfortable keel. Thinking of you <3

  2. I'm sorry. I hear you. I've been heartbroken as well. Please reach out if there's anything we can do to help.

  3. I've been heartbroken as well. I've gotten the whole whiny/crybaby response from people and, you know what, we can't let people try and diminish our feelings about this by calling us crybabies. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Particularly in this case, where civil liberties and people's very lives are endangered by this vile rhetoric, it is not being whiny, entitled, or a crybaby to speak against it. I have been reading your blog since the Gogo days and I have the utmost respect for you and everything you do. Hold your head high, friend, and be proud of who you are. You are living a life filled with love, compassion, and kindness and that is a beautiful thing in this world.

  4. I'm heartbroken too and still can't quite believe that I live in *this* country right now. Tons of hugs and happy to talk if you need to

  5. Can I just say from the outside looking in... We are all going WTF as well.

    The saddest part of it all is that there is just no way Trump can ever deliver on the 'promises' he made.

    'You have one chance to make every dream you ever had true...'

    And is already massively backpedalling from 'campaign statements' are different to 'policy'.

    So those people who voted for him are just going to be left even more alienated from the 'system' while he makes a complete clusterfvck out of everything else.

    Democracy at its finest ...huh.

    I blame all those reality competitions like American Idol with the phone voting. Seems to have produced a generation of voters who think voting isn't a serious business that you need to do no more than watch this weeks soundbites to determine a winner.. and even then you don't have to buy the album.

  6. You're still doing better than I am! Blogging is time consuming, yo