Inauguration day 2021: A breath of fresh air
Finally, change has arrived.
I woke up this morning just in time to see the headline that Trump has left the Whitehouse. His term as president is finally over. I could relax just a little as his plane took off.
I dunno about anyone else, but I let out an exasperated exhale. Good riddance. Soon he’ll be held accountable in DC, but that can wait. Today we can breathe again.
I could breathe again after 4 years of bracing myself every day from Trump’s bullshit.
I can relax and breathe easy as Kamala Harris is sworn in as VP. There was no time to celebrate after the election as Trump there a fit every step along the way as the biggest sore loser in American history. No more.
We’ve made it. It’s safe. Kamala Harris, is Vice president of the United States of America. The first woman, the first black woman, and first Asian woman to be VP in history. She’s got the experience and skills to get the job done. I had to remind myself today that she is all these firsts, and this was really happening. I’m still in PTSD shock because of the president-eject.
I can breathe easy now that Joe Biden is President of the United States of America. He’s been here before as VP, and many years as a Senator.
The election didn’t feel real until all the mail in ballots were counted.
It didn’t feel real after all the recounts in swing states and certification of the votes by electors.
It didn’t feel real because Trump never acknowledged reality.
It didn’t feel real when his supporters threatened violence.
It didn’t feel real when they went and raided the capitol during the count of electoral votes by the senate.
It didn’t feel real or safe as the inauguration was locked down and had a heavy police and military presence in case of violence.
After these past 4 years, it felt like anything bad could happen.
It only felt real, and final, today when both Biden and Harris were sworn in. It was actually nice not to have Trump there at the inauguration. It would have been like a bad ex showing up to a wedding. Thank goodness for this new day, this new administration.
Despite this mask, I can breathe
It’s not going to be easy. America is in its deepest hole yet. The threat of racial injustice is burning hot. Climate change rages. The pandemic takes our breathe away… Literal and figurative as feelings override fact. Never have we been so divided. No it will not forgive or forget those that attacked our nation, and egged on by the president-eject. Justice is on the way. Equality has taken steps forward after being kneecapped by white privilege. By enemies domestic. Terrorists. For now, we can breathe. We can put down the news and live our lives instead of worrying about the news. So much needs to be done, and its on the way. Change is here.
If there is two things I have learned the past year, it’s one day at a time, and celebrate the little things.
For now, we can breathe. For now we can rest from this awful hangover caused by the last 4 years.
I’m pretty pessimistic that republicans will actually work with Biden. Not with how they acted after Obama was elected and they abandoned him right away. Not after all their awful enabling behavior the past 4 years with the President-Eject. Guess we will see what happens next. For now, I am completely exhausted from the last administration, and haven’t had time to heal until the President-Eject’s twitter account was banned.
Starting tomorrow, I’m taking a break from the news. I also need to take a break from being on the pc and phone. I’ve been on both far too much since October and I am worried that I am addicted to them again. I was planning on taking this break after the election, but since it dragged out, I didn’t feel safe not to be up to date to stop. I finally feel like I can without the threat of Trump causing destruction.
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