I went to bed early on Election night. It was part fatigue and part defense mechanism.
I woke up the next morning, checked my phone, and my heart was heavy. For the first time in my adult life I was anxious about the future.
I went full Eat, Pray, Love to center myself. I didn’t watch the news; I ate healthy food, traveled, and racked my brain over ways to “do good” in highly hostile social and political climate.