Madam President

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This was a tough week for America. People were either happy or sad, dependent on whether their candidate of choice won. Personally, my candidate did not win and I have been extremely crushed. 

I lived in the northwest for many years in a red state. Many of my friends were republicans and still are. Everyone is entitled to their beliefs and there is no judgement there. Ever. That would be unfair. But I had a really tough time not passing judgement this time around. Perhaps for the sheer fact that the president-elect, whom I struggle to even call him that, has displayed a sort of character that I find quite UN-American. I mean, who am I to say what is American or un-American, but I am entitled to my feelings…as are you. I could say so much more about my feelings towards him, but I think the media, your social media friends and the rest of the world has shared those with you already. 

So..I know the data, I have seen the polling stats...that she won the ‘popular’ vote. That most of the people who voted for him were ‘uneducated’ ...But apparently, some people thought our girl Hill was so popular...they actually thought...why the heck not...let’s vote for a third party who had zero chance anyways. Let's get them to that 5% to get them that funding. They "embody" my true candidate...not what the DNC tells me to believe in...well my friends..(sorry for all the ...but they are fitting)... I love that you had your beliefs in another candidate, in a new world, but it seems like that was more of a emotional decision versus a realistic and logical decision as it usually boils down to the main candidates on the plate (and now I see you are complaining about Trump's win on social media). OR you actually liked Trump? lol. Then there are those who said “anyone but Hillary” so I am going to vote for Trump? If you are a woman and you said that, it truly makes me sad. Oh and do not get me started on the electoral college system...

We had the opportunity to break this glass ceiling. We had an opportunity to prove to our little girls that they can achieve their goals if they were qualified (and dang right she was compared to that bankruptcy/tax/human abuser) and tried their hardest. But the sad truth to our reality is, if Hillary was a male, people would probably worship the fact that sHe had dedicated her/him WHOLE life to public service. That sHe has held so many influential titles. But oh since sHe was a she, God forbid she had any flaws!! Gee golly, Trump was a perfect angel, huh? His offensive behavior 'trumps' her 'so-called' flaws any day. If a female stood on a soap box and yelled the same profanities, Lord knows what we would call her and we would never give her a chance to have a seat at a title we cherish so much...our POTUS. I am saddened to see that in order for a woman to take office, they have to be 'passive', perfect at all times and cannot make a single mistake or they are going to publicly demoralized. Does that make sense? Is that our reality?

Sadly, I was proved this week that this is our reality. Tell me now, which one of you have never made a mistake at work? I know I certainly make a mistake probably several times a week. Who on earth doesn't! Oh and get this, if you make a mistake, some jerk will get the opportunity to jump 20+ years past your experience and take your promotion you have been working towards. Seems fair right? This is the example we just set for the young woman of America. Goodness this has happened to me on some similar level and to many others in the corporate setting so many times. But to see it happen to a woman that is beyond qualified and equipped to handle our nation..was truly heartbreaking. Why do we resist when it is a woman? Why did we not have her back enough? These are the questions that keep running through my head. I don't care that they're forcing this true epitome of a loser on us. To me, she is and always will be Madam President. The bossiest lady of them all. 

I know politics and fluffy blog land don’t always mix. Opinions clash. So I apologize for the rant, I apologize if our opinions clashed, I still love you, hope you still love me, but I just had to share where my heart is right now. I am sad and feeling hopeless and I understand this too shall pass, but right now this is how I feel...and well this is my blog, so HI! Do I still have my freedom and other great things America has to offer? Yes, and I will forever be grateful. But my concern right now is that we could move backwards in time. My concern is that racist groups feel empowered right now by someone who is supposed to be our leader. I am concerned that what our last president spent eight years trying to clean up is about to fall apart. I am afraid for our environment. I am mad at the example that has been set for our youth. I am concerned about who we put in charge of our overall rights and I simply am appalled. 

Well..since this is a blog post, I also had to throw in my OOTD, a little white sweater, a little blue denim and my red eyes from my tears...(not dramatic at all lol) 

I am actually going to a conference today by Tony Robbins that I am looking forward to. I am hoping this week with the kingpin of motivation helps to get me out of this deflated slump. I promise to pass on the motivation on to you when I finish the program. I am sure we all need a little love right now.

hugs. xo

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