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/crawls out from under giant pile of water bottles and tissues, gasping

I YET LIVE!

This last month kicked my ass, to be frank. A perfect storm of "oh god Trump really is our president now", SAD, depression, new medication, bad family news, and illness knocked me for a bit of a loop, and it's taken a while to readjust to whatever this new normal is. It has required a reconfiguration of spoons, attention, whatever you want to call it. I haven't had to do that in a while, and it's going to take a little to get used to. 

It is clear to me that something is going to have to give way to make room in my life for volunteering and activism, and I'm not quite sure what it is yet. Some fandom stuff, maybe. Or the copious amounts of time I spend loafing. I am an indolent slothful person. I deeply enjoy it, and I am loath to give up some of it. On the other hand, a little more structure isn't necessarily a bad thing. 

I read this article about the letters people wrote to President Obama, and the people who curate them. I think there are a lot of things that he should lose sleep over for the rest of his life, but I still respect and admire him a great deal personally. The thing that strikes me is how much care and thought was put into this thing we call the Obama administration (lots of awful things too, but that is a post for another time), down to choosing the letters he'd read every night. It is hard to imagine the same thing happening in the White House now.