(I use BetterHelp for online counselling – which I highly recommend. This was originally a post to my therapist, hence the inclusion of information some might see as obvious. It just occurred to me that it would also make a decent post.)
I’ve come to realise more and more over the last few months that my mood really started to crash right around election day in the US, when Trump became president and it felt as though the world began to fall apart. That’s overly dramatic. Well….a little bit, at least *laugh*, but I think it stressed me out. I write opinion pieces in my spare time about politics, feminism, homophobia, racism, transphobia, and rape culture (as well as chickens, parenting, and cooking). My friends became more desperate and afraid. I spent a lot of time talking them down and giving them my reasons for why I thought a nuclear apocalypse was highly unlikely and that there was no reason to panic.
…how do you have an opinion so vile? What possible reason could you give for that to be a good idea?
Me: …-where- else? Why somewhere else? Why are you so special that you shouldn’t have to help those in need?
I feel as though I’m seeing a sliver of a possible future and it scares the shit out of me.