I haven't written anything here in over a month, I think mostly due to the overwhelming stress and all-consuming nature of this year's presidential election. My thoughts have been centered around social justice, the future that my kid will grow up in, what I want our lives to look like moving forward, and then the more mundane things like trying to keep our house from looking like a hurricane blew through, finishing up my final wedding of the season, and getting the baby's room done.
That being said I have a lot of thoughts mulling about below the surface, perhaps not yet ready or ripe for putting into words. It's a weird transition to go from thinking about things in terms of their impact on me and my life to then thinking about their impact on my child's life. Or even, thinking about how to raise my kid in a way that can respond to and address our culture healthily and also revolutionarily. It's a weird place to be in to want to change the world so my kid can grow up in a world better than the one I grew up in, while also wanting to raise them to be agents of further positive change. To continue the process of change and growth far into the future. And in a way, raising my kid to be a kind, creative, brave, critical thinking, courageous, compassionate human IS something that I'm doing right now that is changing the world.