Today, Americans were faced with this racist bullshit from the Racist in Chief. On the upside, CNN actually used the word 'racist' to describe Trump. Two different news anchors said this. (And when Anderson Cooper, of all people, steps up and calls the president a racist, that shit is definitely hitting the fan.) My hope is that we're seeing the start of the turning point. This is where the American media stops playing nice. This is where the "nice" veneer gets ripped off and American racism is fully revealed and substantive discussion and healing can happen. My hope is that this is where we start turning this country around. That's my hope. My other hope is that it's in time to save us. Because Russia isn't fucking around.
In other less important, personal news, my personal trainer broke up with me last night. ;) He said I was ready to take on the task of training without him watching over me every step of the way. He'll be around, and I can ask him questions and for help whenever I need it. So, yesterday we sat down together, and he helped me plan a workout. Then I did the thing. Without him watching over me. And for the first time in my life I worked out in a gym and knew I knew what I was doing and that I belonged there. I was not an athlete as a kid. I was scrawny and bookish. I was the last to be picked for teams in gym because I was awkward and sucked at pretty much anything physical. (It wasn't until I discovered fencing that I turned that vision of myself around.) It's silly, but this makes me very happy. I feel wonderful.
And now, back to work. I had a few days when I wasn't feeling well, but the antibiotics are kicking in and now I've got the energy to push on. I seriously can't wait to finish this novel. I think it's going to be some of my best work once it's polished. But hey, this is the rough draft stage. Onward!