So, listen. There is a lot of crap going on recently. From pipelines to Presidents, and colleges to refugees. Life is tough. But seriously, it’s tough enough without having to worry about everything.
I feel guilty a lot of times for not caring about certain things. I understand those around me want to discuss the refugee situation and how it’s affecting European countries and their economies. But I honestly did not care and did not want to talk about it. It’s hard enough getting enough motivation to get up in the morning.
Yes, I am very lucky to live in a country and in a socioeconomic situation where I don’t have to worry about not having a roof over my head and blah blah. But I’m over it. I live where I live and I have the job that I have not only due to luck but also a lot of hard work and my family making the decisions that they made. We worried about us. We didn’t worry about someone else when we were living in a small apartment with my parents sleeping on an air mattress on the floor in the living room (true story). They did the things they did to make a better life for us. Were we offered help? Not from the government. In fact my brother and I hardly got any financial aid for the state colleges we went to. And our family was making exponentially less money when he attended. Riddle me that!
But seriously, I feel like most of us really don’t care. We’re so busy trying to live ourselves, it’s difficult for us to think about what’s happening far away. It’s not that we don’t feel bad, of course we feel bad, and we empathize. But we got bills to pay and mouths to feed, too. So, unless these refugees are directly taking money out of my paycheck, I really don’t care.
And I’m sick and tired of hearing about Trump. I get it, he’s the president elect. I get it, he’s full of himself and probably an egomaniac and probably a sociopath and probably Hitler or our Savior. Whatever. I’m so freaking tired of caring about things and people who don’t pay my bills.
No, thank you. I just wanna live! Let me be!
/end of rant
The Quirky Digest
PS: I forgot to take pics of the work in progress, I promise I’ll get you guys pics on Saturday.