Initially, I was going to tell y’all staying away from the news today would be my self-care for today.
And I tried.
I committed to keeping the television tuned to something other than the news. I tried to stay off Facebook, Twitter, and news websites.
That lasted all of one hour.
I wasn’t getting the satisfaction I normally do when I do something for myself. Instead, I found myself feeling anxious, sad, and guilty for my desire to play ostrich, even if only for today.
Franky, it’s impossible to ignore the political insanity going on in our country right now.
So today, I’m focusing on figuring out a way I can help change the direction of our country, away from the xenophobia and overblown fears that seem to be guiding this administration. I’m talking to my friends and family who still support our president’s decisions even as hundreds of people (who are legally allowed entrance into our nation) find themselves stranded during travel or detained at airports.
I’m doing what I can today with the hope I can do more tomorrow.