If we were having coffee, we’d be meeting in an actual coffee shop for once. Between meeting friends and getting out of the house to write, I’ve been spending a lot of time in coffee shops. I’d be sipping a mocha–what would you be having?
Things in Amelia-land have been going well. Over the past month, I’ve been reconnecting with friends that I haven’t seen in a long time, which has been wonderful.
I submitted my application for graduate school a couple of weeks ago! Tracking down transcripts was a huge headache and I’m thankful to be done. I’m not sure when I find out if I get accepted, but am just happy to have it off my mind for now.
Although things have been going pretty well personally, it has been a very hard week. I don’t want to get overly political, but I’m really struggling with the new presidency and all the changes that are happening. The Women’s March last weekend was so encouraging. I didn’t get to go because of work, but I reveled in the photos and news coverage. Since then, however, it seems like there has been an endless stream of executive orders that make my heart heavy. I’ve been tempted to delete Facebook on my phone because, some days, going on there makes me feel icky and angry.
I want to be part of the resistance, to stand up for refugees and women and minority groups that are marginalized by the new administration, but where should I begin? Right now, I am taking small steps–doing my best to show respect and kindness to all who cross my path. As a librarian, I can to fight “alternative facts”at work and home by promoting reliable information and fostering a welcoming environment that brings people together. It may not feel like much, but every bit counts.
How has your week been? What would you share over coffee?
This post is part of the Weekend Coffee Share link up at Part Time Monster