Related Link: The incident Zhiro is referring to happened waaaaay back in chapter four. He’s been carrying this (and a lot of other things) for a while.
I don’t know what to say today. I try not to talk about politics. I don’t want to alienate anyone unnecessarily. Especially since most of the time, I can see the perspectives of each party. It often comes down to priorities, and even if I don’t always agree, that doesn’t mean I can’t understand. This year has felt different though.
I consider myself an independent. I’ve voted for Democrats, I’ve voted for Republicans, and I try to research every candidate on my ballot for House, Senate, and Judges. I’ve sometimes felt frustration when the candidate I’ve favored won or lost. Generally though, I’ve had trust in the system as a whole. And I’ve believed in the system of checks and balances to prevent one side or another from gaining too much power. I’ve had faith that things would turn out more-or-less okay, regardless of the candidate that won.
What I’ve never felt during an election is fear. This year, that changed.
Today I am going to try to focus on the things I have the power to influence. Work on the book. Work on projects. Help clients. Help friends. Because if I focus on the What Ifs, I will go mad with worry.