It’s been an emotional week for so many and even though I’m a Brit, I could empathise with the uncertainty that a number of my American friends felt, regardless of who they voted for, particularly in the fact that the whole Brexit fiasco is still nowhere near to being resolved here. It’s the start of a new era, and even though that things aren’t going in the direction that I would have necessarily chosen, it’s clear that there are changes ahead. I’ve seen many inspiring and motivational messages over the last few days and, above all, I hope that unity and tolerance prevails. There’s only one direction in which we can travel – forwards – and I hope that we all, both over here and in America can do it together.
And of course, on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, I paid my respects to those lost in conflict. Lest we forget. It is because of these brave souls that we have the freedom of democracy.
My week has been reasonably quiet. I’ve published my first ever online course, making sales in the process, I’ve been attempting to reorganise the chaos that was my household (despite undertaking a massive cleanup only a few weeks ago) and I’ve made some steps towards the further development of the blog. And yet, despite feeling like I’ve been busy every day, I don’t appear to have achieved anywhere near my initial expectations at the beginning of the week. That’s the problem with being in the blogging and social media world – a huge amount of work can sometimes initially feel like a waste of time. I’ve got a weeks worth of posts crafted, however, and I have exciting new plans for a Facebook group, which I’m looking forward to sharing with you all.
I’m away this weekend too – I’m going down south to meet up with some of my favourite bloggy people, which looks set to be a lot of fun!
Watch this space!
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It has been one heck of a week here in the states. Now we know how the UK felt with Brexit. I am concerned about people on the fringes who will be affected by a conservative Trump government.
I felt exactly the same way after the election as I did with Brexit… I’ve had a few of my American friends explain why they voted for Trump to give me a better understanding, but I hope it all calms down soon…
Thanks for acknowledging our U.S. angst, Suzie. I am still reeling and fearful of the future with this unsteady man in a position for which he is remarkably unqualified and unsuited.
Your words of moving forward together and in peace are uplifting – thank you.
Thanks Sharon – I’m feeling your pain… Above all, I hope that once it has sunk it everyone will calm down…
Thank you Susie! I have seen more division in the last couple of days than I care to admit. This division is being created by the people and not the person elected to be our president. I do feel that once the shock wears off unity and love will prevail 🙂
I really hope so – it’s been really difficult to see all the reports on social media of how people have been treated…
Have a safe trip Suzie 👍🏻🇬🇧🇺🇸
I think we all have had a stressful week, between the US election then the Veterans/Remembrance holidays. My hubby and I went to a movie, and I was surprised at all the people Christmas shopping already! I feel like you, Suzie, that I am getting things done, sort of…I need to register for the Twitter course (planning on taking it soon) 🙂
Thanks Terri! Don’t forget that it’s priced at 50% only until the 20th November!
The one thing about American elections is that we get on with it, once it’s over. Many felt the same way about Obama, but the country is strong and we survive these every four year turmoils.
You’ve had a busy but productive week – good news about your sales!
Yeah, I think because the media over here liked Obama and hates Trump we have seen more negativity about him than we did Obama…
I avoided reading blogs for a while because of the election. Too much, too often, too angry…. but, it’s over and it’s done and I am at peace with how I voted and why I voted and now I can read with more openess and understanding. It will be interesting to say the least.
I know what you mean – I didn’t get online for a while because of it. I’ve started to feel a bit easier about it now… You can only hope…