I wish I could say I handled the US presidential election results well, but I did not.
I believed in my heart, so profoundly, that Hillary Clinton would be our next Commander in Chief. And, for the last year or so, I lived my life under the assumption that she would, in fact, be the next president of the United States, so much so that I took it for granted. That life became SO REAL to me that I never gave any serious thought to an alternate outcome… Donald Trump president? Hah, never! So it’s not surprising that on Tuesday November 8th, as I watched Donald Trump take a substantial lead over Hillary Clinton, I felt a wave of confusion and disbelief wash over me. HOW COULD THIS BE? It was a hazy I-don’t-know-what’s-happening-here feeling. The days that followed not fun, either. The next morning I cried profusely watching Hillary’s concession speech. And appetite, what is that? Proper attire? Nope, I think PJ’s will do. I spent a few days in this mushy mess until the weekend rolled around. I had to legit FORCE MYSELF out of the funk. Because, right, what would Hillary do?! So Saturday night I cut off the excuses and got back to dressing up like an adult. I had to bring out my big guns- my signature cat eye. Then I realized I had to put some color on my face so I went for this bright orangey-red matte lipstick. And for my outfit I pulled out this old but new acquisition, this printed, long sleeve, bodycon. So here for you all is my bounce back after the damn elections look! I now feel ready and empowered to put in work for the causes that are most near and dear to me!