a Picta editorial take on the 2020 election for president
November 4th came and went with intense speed… and the pace of a turtle. We all knew the 2020 election would look a little different and things would take more time than usual, but this has been trying for even the most zen among us.
Like you, we closely followed this 2020 election season – from the midterms with debate stages filled with candidates, which seem so long ago, and more recently, with the debates and coming up with a voting plan for mail our ballots or find a safe option the day-of. So much has changed, we’ve since found ourselves in the middle of a pandemic, with tensions about the present and the future running high.
How to get through this tumultuous period? 3 things are keeping me sane during these stressful times where the end does not seem in sight.
Waiting has never been a strong suit of mine. I find myself turning to different news sources and social media more than usual these days following the election. “Hurry up and wait” seems to be our new motto. This has been a good exercise in learning to practice patience in a healthy way.
Keeping myself busy has been my method of coping. Work takes up a large portion of my day and evenings are spent in the kitchen making homemade meals, calling my friends, and even picking up my ukelele which has been collecting dust on the shelf.
Staying positive in uncertain times is something we have gotten used to this past year. 2020 has thrown a lot at us and we understand how important it is to stay grounded and connected to the good moments and the positive aspects of life.
Quotes have been an ongoing trend we turn to time and time again when facing uncertainty and new and unfamiliar experiences. Sometimes we don’t always have the words to express ourselves, and quotes can be the answer!
A hopeless optimistic, I am one of the first to look on the bright side of the situation. In these stressful and trying days, even I have found my positive spark nowhere to be found. Showing some kindness to myself and my mind through self-care and quiet moments throughout the day has been helpful. We’ve done our part, we’ve cast our votes, the rest is out of our hands.
It feels like our nation is divided more than ever right now. As tensions heat up, I like to take a step back and look at the whole picture. Remember folks, we are all in this boat together. If it sinks, there are consequences for everyone.
The late John Lewis said it best, “Too many of us still believe our differences define us.” As we look to the future, let’s call upon the wisdom of our past leaders to guide us because, at the end of the day, we need to come together, with liberty and justice for all!
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