Heavy Heart #sol16 16 of 31


Tonight, my heart is heavy. I’ve been under a lot of stress at work, and I worry that I won’t get it all done. I usually function well under pressure, needing that deadline and end-date to push me to get it done, but I’m genuinely worried that it won’t get done. I only have tomorrow left to finish, and then I have to come home and pack for my trip, as I leave at 4:00am on Friday for Senegal. There’s not enough time to get it all done. I feel like the hourglass is draining too quickly, and try as I might to hold the sand back, it keeps rushing out of that too-big hole, taunting me with it’s speed. I hope I can pull out a miracle tomorrow, but it’s not looking good.

And then there’s the whole campaign thing going on in the states that’s got me down. Living abroad, I don’t see a lot of the news and miss the everyday things that happen, which I can honestly say I appreciate, but this week my newsfeed has been inundated with articles and videos about Trump. I’ve seen the one with all of the hateful things he’s said about women, and the post about the children who are being ostracized by their peers based on their skin color, saying that when Trump is president, they’ll all be sent back home. And then there’s the one about how he’s inciting hate and violence by his words at his rallies, and the increase of violence among people who are attending these rallies. The whole thing makes me sickened and saddened. I am proud to be an American, and I gladly share where I come from, but to think that someone like this, who has so much hatred toward others, could become our president is frightening. I am not one to post anything political, pretty much ever, but today my heart is heavy, and I didn’t know what to do except write about it.

8 thoughts on “Heavy Heart #sol16 16 of 31

  1. elsie

    The political scene is a mess and it makes me sad to see people acting this way. I am truly embarrassed by the antics of some candidates and I hope people of America realize that some people aren’t as great as they keep telling everyone they are. Good luck with your work and keep plugging away.

  2. Sonia

    I hope you are able to delegate some of the things that need to be done before you leave on your trip. As for the current political scene here in the States, it is really a mess, and sad that so many people think that hating people different from them will make our country great, and that violence is the answer to anything. Just the opposite. The rest of us do have to stand up and be counted against the fear and bigotry and violence. And I am hopeful that we will come November.

    1. aggiekesler Post author

      I try to stay away from it, but being in the states, I’m sure it’s hard. Adults acting like children-mean ones at that- has to be hard to explain to your students. I feel for you!


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