One Year Later
Three Word Thursday #25
I’m linking up with Amanda’s Running with Spoons for “Thinking Out loud” on Thursdays.
I noticed that since I’ve started working, I’m much more focused and disciplined in general. I’m more tired, but I get stuff done. I make better plans and stick to them, because even though I’m leaving the house at 7 am on three days a week now, shit needs to get done. And my husband takes care of things, he probably thought he didn’t have to do before. Thanks for that.
Sometimes I do feel like a worse mom, because I have less time for my girls. But then I feel like a better mom, because I think I’m being a better role model now.
Do you meditate? You should. I’m doing it every morning for at least 10 minutes and it helps me to start the day more relaxed, to pay more attention to details and to be flexible to changing circumstances. I can recommend this YouTube video Morning Meditation: 10 Minutes – Positive Affirmations to start your day. Don’t use headphones.
What’s wrong with all these guys?? Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K.! I’m speechless.
One year ago the world changed. Everyone was euphoric about the first female president. Later that night, back home we kept watching MSNBC and couldn’t believe what was happening. One of my daughters started crying, because my husband and I had always joked: “Well, if Trump becomes president, we’re going to move back to Germany.” And there was the day after.
So much has changed. This country has a narcissistic and ignorant egomaniac president who picks fights on twitter. He’s not shaking our chancellors hand. He plays too much golf. Most Americans I know are embarrassed about him being president. (Do you know the word fremdschämen?) The US is the last country not being part of the Paris climate accord. Then there was one. My fellow Germans don’t take this president seriously. My American friends don’t either. My teenage girls and their peers imitate and make fun of his gestures and speeches. I want to be that woman on the bike. And I would kick the car as well. My friend told me that this would most likely get me deported. At least, that would be a cool way to leave.
At least this week, California’s governor Jerry Brown has been hailed in German media as the “anti-Trump”. He delivers a blunt climate change message at this week’s meetings in Germany. I know I’ve said that before, but I’m so glad that we live in California.
Tonight, as an early birthday present, I’m going to see Murder on the Orient Express. I love the book, the old movie with Sean Connery and Lauren Bacall and I’m so excited to see this new version!