How I'm coping after the elections
On Election Day I voted at 9:30 a.m., went to the day PR gig, and then I went straight home. It was only 3:30 p.m. but I put on my bathroom and hopped into bed. The Election Day anxiety took over. Instead of watching the news I watched the Ellen show and took a short nap. I didn't turn on CNN until 10:00 p.m. And although I said I wasn't going to, I logged on to the New York Times for up-to-the-minute results. Here's my Snapchat story from Tuesday.
Wednesday morning started with a blow out at the new DryBar location in the Lower East Side. There was only one other person getting her hair done. Like the cloudy weather, New Yorkers were somber today. The city felt cold, sad, and reflective.
Because of Trump's behavior and what he has said throughout the campaign, I am worried about the country's future. I'm not going to get into a political banter. I'm only sharing how I spent my day after the election. I asked some friends on Facebook about how they're coping. Some said by extending their workout at the gym; others by eating pizza and Chinese food.
On my walk back home I came across a new taqueria in my neighborhood. Because it was still pretty early, there was no one in the restaurant except one worker and me. The tacos were a sweet treat. I sat down and ordered two chicken tacos and then another two to go.
As concerned as I am, I'm trying to remain hopeful. It's time for us to get more involved in our communities and spend more time praying and meditating.
Thanks for listening and watching my goofy snapchat stories. I'm grateful for a social media platform that allows us to rant and unwind makeup free and with a head full of curl pins.