Can it just be over?
I’m totally done with politics now.
With official election day a mere hours away as I write this, can I just say; I’m done. So f-ing done.
Don’t get me wrong…
It is important. And groundbreaking considering the candidates running. History in the making.
But as exciting as it is, it’s also; anxious, annoying, frustrating, complicated, and overwhelming!
This last year has been hectic with the upcoming election
And how could it not? This time, many voters who skipped out on the last few elections are voting again – not to mention a new generation of first-time voters, casting their ballots.
But it’s all we’ve been hearing about, at an ever increasing rate.
It’s blown up over every aspect of radio, television, social media, even every day conversation.
You can’t hardly go to the grocery store without a newspaper/magazine article staring you in the face. A conversation (even argument?) overheard the next aisle over. It’s inescapable!
But I did my part
I researched where each candidate stood. I thought about my own viewpoints, and carefully selected a candidate I most identified with. If you follow me on facebook, I even did a short live video encouraging others to do the same. I don’t care what your political affiliation is – it really only matters that you use the voice you have, to make a difference.
But as the official time for open polls nears, it’s really starting to get to me!
I’m not saying this isn’t extremely important…but is anyone else just ready for this to be over with?
The last straw…
I expect to be inundated with the scandals, propaganda, and praises through all the media outlets, and even from friends/family, and my Facebook feed. But when even scrolling through my feeds, or trying to watch Netflix, the current election is always present. Like an ex-boyfriend that DM’s late at night when you’re least expecting it (and really don’t want to be bothered). I honestly wanted to pull my hair out earlier tonight, when a member of the Cloth Diaper Buy/Sell/trade group I help admin, posted another political meme. “Is nothing sacred!?”
I’ll be honest guys.
At this point, whatever happens, happens. If you voted early like me, you’ve done your part. If you are voting on Nov. 8th, you’ll then do your own. It only matters that you make the choice you are comfortable with. But I’ll be glad when the anxiety, frustration, and overwhelming media attention coming from the television, internet, and next door neighbors, are done. Family and friends have been divided and broken over this.
Luckily, it’s almost over. And life can get back to being a little different…but somewhat normal.