November 9

You guys… I really try not to get political in this space, rather choosing to inspire you with pretty photos, fun projects, and recipes you’ll want to make. But today… today I just can’t. I’m just too damn overwhelmed. The truth is that I don’t know what to say, especially with so much already being said. If ever there was a day to skip social media, this is it. Nothing is really helping to ease the mood, but I keep recalling one snippet over and over: the sun will continue to rise and set and rise… and on and on. I don’t know why that helps, because when I really think about it, my anxiety-fueled mind jumps to some really atrocious places we’ve been already. Regardless of how bad things may feel and how upended the world is, we have a fresh day and I’m trying so very hard to stay positive. I don’t entirely know what I’m being positive about yet… unity? progress? compassion? Unclear. But, alas, I prefer to distract myself. I have some really great posts of which I’m really proud scheduled for the next few days and I hope that they will inspire you and somehow soothe your soul a little bit.

And here’s a photo of a wiener dog because squeezing her is giving me some mild comfort. I’d love to hear what, if anything, is helping you today.

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Joanna Hawley-McBride is a Pacific Northwest-based social media strategist, content creator, and former textile designer. Joanna is the founder and editor-in-chief of Jojotastic, a lifestyle blog focused on Joanna’s work-in-progress cabin, finding the best pair of underwear through #UnderwearThesis, and empowering women to explore nature — all in her signature unfiltered style. Her work has been featured in Domino, CNBC, and Eating Well.

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  1. 11.10.16

    Brighter days are on their way for sure.. Yesterday was probably one of the most stressful and crappiest days of my life as well, but just thinking that there will be a day when all will be good again makes me a little more positive <3

    • 11.10.16
      joanna said:

      thank you so much for your insightful words! I agree that today is feeling a tad bit better, so I’m hopeful. xo.