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At Peace...

by Robin Sacks

· Breathe,Calm,Self-Awareness,Perspective,Toxic People

Three days ago, I wrote a blog post titled 'Electoral Hangover.' It was for obvious reasons; just like a hangover would, election night left me feeling sick.

Mounting stress with a chaser of the unknown will leave even the most seasoned consumer feeling a bit off.

Three days later, I feel something different. I feel at peace.

Many have spent the past four years in a daily, even hourly, place of fear, anxiety, and hopelessness. I was one of those who, other than obsessing for a few minutes about the sheer idiocy and obnoxiousness of the latest tweet-tantrum, worked hard to not let it "get to me." Outwardly, I shook my head, rolled my eyes, and found myself in a place of disbelief, consistently wondering if this was real or some sort of cruel psychology experiment. Inwardly, I let it come in, and then let it go back out, like black clouds passing through my mind and body.

It was not until today, November 7, 2020, that I realized I didn't do as good a job as I thought I had done. The sense of utter joy and relief that has washed over me since 11:27 am ET this morning was something I did not expect.

The feeling is one of calm, of confidence, and of peace.

I have caught myself smiling and laughing throughout the day, for no reason in particular.

I have noticed that people I passed while walking the dog were smiling, too. At the grocery store, the eye contact I made with strangers was different today than it's been in a while. There is a marked difference in how the world feels today; a feeling that, I didn't realize until now, felt so drastically different than it has for a while.

I can only imagine that this is what it must feel like to have been in a verbally abusive relationship that you have just been completely released from forever.

I am enjoying taking breaths with many others for whom that same abusive relationship ended today.

I CAN breath; we CAN breath...and, together, our lungs will now fill deeply for years to come.

WRITTEN by Robin Sacks

Professionally, I am a Confidence Coach, speaker, author and motivator.

Personally, I am a mom, wife, and friend.

I live for bad puns and cozy mysteries.

Learn a lot more at https://www.robinjsacks.com.

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