Emotional level: 7

Mental level: 6

TODAY I LEARNED: Iguanas have three eyes. Two normal eyes and a third eye on top of their head that only perceives brightness.

I’m not entirely sure where to begin…

I will just start at the turning point. The part where my idea of our country was truly changed. How do I put this? I had no idea that America was this divided. While the election results are being finalized, it’s becoming painfully true that, as a whole, we are almost split 50/50. This blows my mind because I anticipated America leaning more towards one side than the other and in all honesty, I can’t really tell you where that belief came from.

In all actuality, I don’t think people anticipated this race to power to be this close of a call…but here we are. To add to that division, I never imagined that this much hate would spring from such an ordeal. It’s understandable why, but to see it in action is an entirely different monster. It makes me sick at my stomach to see all these horrible things…

Is it possible that we’re too far gone as a country? I like to hang on to hope…but some people are starting to give me doubts. I don’t really know what to think about all of this chaos anymore. I keep asking the same questions over and over. How did we get to this point? Is there an end to the madness? Can it really be possible to have this much hate in one country? I would love to be a fly on the wall in the offices right now. To hear what’s being said and know the truth.

It’s impossible to know the definite future…but I have faith that once we make it through this hell, we will come out of it shining, regardless of the results. We will figure something out. We will learn to survive, as we always have. We will INDEED find a way.

Maybe looking towards the future is what we all need to do right now. I know my forms of escapism only last so long until reality starts seeping in at the seems. Besides, the future may not be highly apparent at this point in time, but it is most definitely something to look forward to.

I can’t say for sure what will come about…but I do know that we are stronger than the hate. We’re all stronger than opposing forces. We may have lost sight of the path…but we are still walking, and we can find our way back. I believe that, with everything I have. We should normalize the ability to respond in kindness rather than hatefulness. It’s hard to do because we’re human and we take things personally…but all we can do is try.

I hope everyone has a great rest of the week. Stay safe out there. After everything is said and done, be sure to protect yourself. If the rumors of potential riots are true, safe places will be a must.

Bit of Advice: It’s okay to be a sensitive person. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

Blessed Be )O(

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