It's pretty obvious you've gone into hiding, otherwise you would have posted by now, right? Blink twice if we need to send in the rescue team. We know how to dress for the apocalypse, now what? Where you at?
Hi! How are you? It's been a long time hasn't it?
I don't know about the rest of you, but the last few months have been hard. Too many downers to list. The announcement this weekend of the executive order on immigration felt like the last straw. I had been teetering on the edge but by Saturday evening I was done. I saw no purpose in writing, in styling, in fashion. I felt that anything I produced was trite compared to the countless families separated and displaced from their homes. People missing weddings and births of children and their jobs and the list goes on.... It's rough. Whether we have the same political or social views it doesn't matter: you feel it too. We are all human. We all have beating hearts. We all bleed the same color of blood. We are all hurting. Too much nastiness and self-righteousness--it's become an infectious disease--everyone trying to sway everyone to their side (guilty). Sane, beautiful, wonderful, intelliegent, gorgeous people are turning into verbal monsters. There's a lot of fear. A lot of hate. I am over it.
Tonight I shared my thoughts on quitting with my beloved therapist. I said, "I know that amongst all of the insanity life must go on, I know that intellectually, but I'm having a really hard time. Honestly, who gives a shit about how to get rid of deodorant stains from the pits of their clothes when it feels like the world is falling apart?!" Her response, "People give a shit. They do. They want to know how to remove deodorant stains. Especially now. We've all started sweating more!" to which we both laughed in that "it's hilarious but true and sad way".
So, if you give a shit, I promise to be back next week with the next installment of Let's Ask Maggie! In the meantime, send me those questions by clicking here. I miss hearing from you!
I love you guys. Be easy with each other. I'll try harder too.