As I said before, I have a lot of thoughts and feelings about this election. While I want to speak out about it, that’s not the purpose of this blog. I can’t promise that it won’t find its way into my writing, but I will try to stay focused mostly on anxiety. That being said, mine spiked this week, as I’m sure it did for many of you. Here are some things that helped:
- This article on the habits of people who are highly emotionally intelligent. An interesting read, and good #goals if you’re working on your emotional intelligence/resilience/internal life.
- This collection of tumblr posts about Harry Potter that had me audibly laughing on the subway. (Disclaimer: I generally dislike BuzzFeed, as I don’t need to be shamed daily by articles like “How Garbage Are Your Food Opinions?”, but this one is worth it. PS BuzzFeed, stop telling people they aren’t normal.)
- This wonderful action by Obama, who is using his last days in office to secure the safety, health, and reproductive rights of women and families everywhere.
- This letter from Leslie Knope to America, on the election of Trump.
- And this chocolate peanut butter cake recipe, which is a little too ambitious for me, but I want to eat my feelings so if anybody wants to make it for me I’ll buy ingredients and give you a piece for your labor. But only a piece. The rest is mine.