It's Okay Not To Be Okay

Sometimes it can get so hard pretending it's ok

With what seems like a never ending barrage of bad news, things in the US aren't great right now and they're likely to get worse. The recent milestone rulings from the Supreme Court on gun laws, abortion rights and the EPA and the governing party's subsequent inaction make thais abundantly clear that we are on own. Not sure if we can actually vote our way out of this and it's hard to have hope given how this current administration has handled things.

I'm not trying to be negative, just realistic especially on this Independence Day. We don't have to pretend that everything is fine. It's a reasonable reaction to be saddened and disgusted with the direction this country is headed in. It's not like ignoring it will make it go away. So we should just feel all the feelings while embracing all that is good in our lives.

4 comments

Ivana Džidić Split said...

I agree. Forced positivity takes us nowhere. It is alright to be sad when we feel sad. It doesn't mean we don't appreciate the good in our lives or that we aren't grateful. The state of the world right now is troubling.

Gingi said...

I think it's great that the states are given back their freedom on this issue. The United States will start looking more like the UK and other countries on this issue, and less like Korea and China, where things like gender selection abortions, and abortions up to 40 weeks on viable babies happen daily. Just my perspective, as someone who worked very closely with abortion clinics in the past... - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

Pilar said...

I'm glad you wrote about this Rowena. I think it's better to acknowledge how you're feeling rather than to pretend everything's okay.

Jackie Harrison said...

It's okay to get it out of your chest than to build it all in.