(Closed) How are you spending the day after the election?

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Post # 2
3984 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I’m gonna open all my windows and burn some sage and try to smudge all the anxiety out of my house. I’m going to bring it back to a place of calm and sanctuary. Then I’m gonna go for a walk in nature and remember what is important. Then I’m gonna make a nice dinner for my kids and Fiance. And start making our plans for the imminent collapse of society 😉

Post # 3
168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - The Garrison, NY

Working from home, drinking tea and anxiously anticipating her concession speech…

Post # 5
1663 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m going out to a birthday/celebratory lunch with my mom, cousin and aunt, and my two kids. Tonight Darling Husband and I are taking dd to a hockey game for her birthday. Just a fun day all around!

Post # 6
925 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - Vineyard on Long Island

listening to people my parents age yelling around the workplace how they hope that all those millenials who threatened to move to canada follow through because “we don’t want you here anyways”…. =/

never have i wished for a work from home day as today

Post # 7
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I’m at work like any other day. I’m not going to let Trump disrupt my day. We have to stay strong. We will move on from this mess.

Post # 8
6107 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I woke up literally not believing my husband when he said Trump won and then I rolled out of bed and went to work like I do every day.

Post # 9
9192 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i;m working from home this morning, going into the office in the afternoon to lead a training session on new software.

then this evening, i am joining 5,000 other women in my community to bake challah in the Great Challah Bake.  Women from all over the world will be baking challah as well in their own communities.

Post # 10
533 posts
Busy bee

I came into work. I have some hands on stuff to do. Once this is complete, I’m going to head home and finish things remotely. Hope everyone has a relaxing day just decompressing from the rollercoaster

Post # 11
1509 posts
Bumble bee

At work.  Horribly nauseated.  Very introspective.  Still in shock even though I wasn’t a Clinton supporter.  I’ve realized, though, that nothing should ever be taken for granted.  Nothing!

I live in a reliably red state.  But, then I see states that have been blue for 40+ years that turned red.  We could easily turn blue under the right circumstances.

It makes me wonder about a lot of things.  How politics in this country change.  How politics in the world change.  How they can change back in a blink of an eye.  How do you have a global economy while still protecting jobs at home?  Can you?  Should you?  And, more importantly, if the jobs aren’t there any longer because of globalization, how do you support and empower those displaced workers?  

I saw a clip from a Democrat this morning who was yelling that the coal miners don’t have jobs and they’ll never have jobs again, no matter who is president.  Is that what happened?  The workers who were displaced simply wanted something different?


Post # 12
1284 posts
Bumble bee

At work, listening to public radio, and totally in shock still.

Post # 13
205 posts
Helper bee

I work on a 25 person team with members in NYC and DC. 75% of the team is working from home today. I wanted to go in for a nice distraction but can’t stop crying. 

Going on a roadtrip tonight to visit my college girlfriends. Hopefully that’ll snap me out of it! 

Post # 14
586 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Skipped class this morning to go to the gym and work through some emotions. But now I’ve got to get back to real life I guess.

Also decided to order myself a pull-up bar for at home, because misogyny and hate can’t keep this strong woman down. 

Post # 15
2430 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: NJ

I plan on staying in today, I am not working right now so I can. I don’t feel like going out and seeing any happy Trump supporters gloating. 

I feel kind of bewildered. In a strange way, I am afraid that men will start grabbing women again in the workplace, sexual harrassment will worsen, more women will be called names and mistreated. I hope I am wrong. 

I nonetheless expect a great deal out of Trump. Now that he is President, I want him to do as he said and improve the country, in a big way.

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