personally, 2016 was fine. nothing particularly horrible happened to me personally. there was the summer of gossip which i quite enjoyed. but then. everything took a turn.
the world has always been a place where light and dark co-exist. but in the fall, as the elections neared i felt that darkness creep in closer. and on november 8th, it felt like midnight.
i will always remember sobbing in the shower that night. when i knew in my heart that what i hoped was impossible was true. that our country was doomed to call a man president trump, and that he was someone so unworthy. how could we deserve this as a country? how could so many people hate and believe that their hatred is something just? i am not a hateful person, i find it exhausting. even now i don't hate those people, but they scare me, they wound me.
i keep hoping that our darkest days are behind us. but i have nothing to pin those hopes on. maybe it's just faith.