I Cannot Deal

I had a different post ready for today, but I can't post it after watching the news. I have so many questions, I am so scared, and worried. How did this happen? 

It's 2:57 am and I'm listening to this man accepting the presidency of this country! I'm crying ! I can't imagine this man as the president!! 

But as I said before, I am not moving. My family is here, my life is here. But I am really scared for what a Trump Presidency will mean to me and my Mexican family. Will we face discrimination? What will I tell my son?

How did this country elect a sexual predator, a racist, a misogynist, a bigot for president? What is happening?

Feel free to skip this... I'm only posting it because I am upset right now. I'll post my original post later today.

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  1. I feel you. I sat down last night to write today's post and I struggled with focus. I am just sick. I can't believe this happened.

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    1. Thank you Wendy! Sick is the only word I can think of... This is too awful!

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  2. I am sorry Ana, I don't want you to feel fearful.

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    1. Thank you Karen! but the hate is very much out there and now it's been set free. I am scared for my self, my family, friends, and so many other immigrants, Muslims, LGBT, women, people with disabilities, Latinos, African Americans. This country has spoken and we are not welcome here by all.

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  3. I'm with you. I am in fear for myself, my family and friends. But we will get through this together. Love still trumps hate, even though it is a longer journey than I want it to be. In the meantime, I am focusing on self-care and organizations that I can help make a difference in the upcoming years.

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    1. Virtual hugs for you my friend! We are in this together and we will get through this together! I agree, we need to look out for ourselves and for others.

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  4. I kept asking myself what was wrong with the country. I've decided to not watch the news for a while cause it is just depressing. We just need to keep our heads high and not let others push us down.

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    1. I cut out the news too, because everytime the wave of realization hits me again, I start to cry.

      You are right, we need to hold our heads high! Thank you Heather!

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  5. I think we all need to find a way to breathe. Go for a run, do yoga, breathe, and then reformulate our plan and move forward. We have no other option, unfortunately. We have to figure out a way to let love win.

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    1. Yes, we need to move forward, we have to. and we also need to find a way to move forward in a way that will tell those who will be affected by the results of this election, that we are with them.

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  6. You know how I feel. Most people I know feel horrible. So if everyone feels horrible, then how did we get into this mess???

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    1. I think that this election cycle was so focus on hate, and because it started running on hate, it became about fear. Most people I know feel horrible too, our office was quiet and somber, most people I follow on social media were upset.

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  7. We went across the border to our favourite Mexican restaurant for lunch today to give them some love, and they're so nervous and scared for their families and their farms. We talked together for quite a while and I know they appreciate our support. For what it's worth, I support you too, Ana. Most of us do. I'm not sure how this happened, but somehow, we will get through it all together.

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    1. Thank you Suzy! you have the made an excellent point! let's support those businesses owned by immigrants, let's tell them that we are on their side and support them!

      I sincerely appreciate your words and your support!

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  8. I've been crying on and off for days now it feels; like grief, the realization keeps hitting me in waves. I'm so angry and sad and frustrated and scared for my BIL and gay friends, my friends of color, my best friend's immigrant husband and his little daughter...I know HRC won the popular vote but not be enough to assuage these feelings. What is wrong with our country?!

    I know white women did this; he couldn't have won without them. I am so sorry. I wish I could have done more.

    Staying is the brave and right thing to do. I want to stay; I want to stand up against hate. This country doesn't feel like it wants me here anymore; I don't feel I belong. But now more than I ever I know my privilege is needed and I plan to use it to help others.

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    1. I did the same all day yesterday, cried and wondered what happened? it came in waves, so one moment I was fine, then crying again. I am scared for my family, for the illegal immigrant I know.

      I think we did all we could ourselves.

      I don't want to blame all white women, but I know the type that would vote for him, thinking that his presidency would not harm them. I used to have those women as friends, and now I've decided to cut them out of my life. I cut three of them off on Facebook last night. My feed is so much better because of it.

      Thank you Ali! you also stay brave, there is many of us who do not agree with Trump and will not take his, or his followers hatred.

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