This week has been very emotional for me. Not only because of the election but also on a very personal level. I am still not sure how to cope with all of this and hope that taking it day by day will clear my mind and put things in perspective. Also, I somehow have to restore my faith in humanity, if anyone has any tips, please share.
Personally, I am a very political and opinionated person. I was raised in a liberal, progressive family and knew, from a very young age, that it is my responsibility as a citizen of the world to be informed about what is happening, not only in country you live in but others too. I do not share my opinions on social media (it is not my job) - except this one time. I am deeply upset by how easy it is to manipulate people and how underinformed they are (or not willing to educate themselves). We, as human beings should be in a place where poverty and starving children are not a problem, where we treat each other with respect and help one another. Where health care and education are basic rights, not privilege. I also believe that as human beings we should always move forward but instead, America decided to go backwards. I do believe in tolerance and trying to understand, always try to understand, but it is so hard when half of the country decided to elect a person who stands for the exact opposite of my values.
That is all. I put it out there, into the world wide web. Maybe it will help me cope and put my emotions in order.
Here are few things I found interesting this week:
I come from democracy where popular vote determines who wins the election. This was a very good read.
10 Wildly Successful Women Who Hustled Their Way to the Top was one of the best reads this week. I actually printed it out and clipped to my "When in doubt..." board.
I have praised this book on IG already but it is truly one of the most inspirational titles out there. Please, pick up a copy if you have not already.
Check out our newest stockist The Knapsack Store in Colorado. Gorgeous space, filled with carefully curated home & supply goods.
Have a good weekend and come back Monday to see my first collection of fabric by the yard! I promise, it`s a good one.