I haven’t posted in
10 13 days because I literally cannot even. Trump is president. My dissertation is stalled and my graduation will be pushed back from May to August. Trump is president. I don’t have any job prospects. Trump is president. My advisors are driving me nuts. And have I mentioned that Trump is president?
I didn’t think Trump taking office would affect me so much – we’ve all been putting up with his bullshit for months, years now. But now every insane thing he says, every stupid thing he tweets, every lie that his staff insists is truth has matters so much more now. His recklessness could really fuck some shit up and frankly, it’s making me very anxious. I feel like I’m always waiting for the next news alert.
So let’s just recap some of the crazy that has happened in the last week:
A lot more has happened since I started assembling this post (hello, refugee ban!) and I’ll have to comment on more of it later. The amount of anger and confusion I am feeling right now is indescribable. How the fuck did this happen? I mean, obviously I know how it happened – I study this shit. But why did we let it happen?
I keep telling myself to keep fighting. Fight against your depression to finish your dissertation, fight against the despair of the abysmal job market, and fight against the hatred of the administration.