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I lasted until 8:30am before accidentally finding out the result of the US presidential election (in that the people running the Economist app thought pushing a notification onto my phone was the best way to share such news).

I think I am less shocked and upset than I was by the Brexit result in June, but more scared. In June, I found it extremely helpful to follow my usual routine: take care of the children, go to work, fix things. My studying went off a cliff though, perhaps because it didn't immediately affect anyone but me, unlike my work and home obligations. Luckily the module concerned wasn't one I needed to do more than pass, so handing in one duff assignment didn't matter too much (and no, I wasn't going to ask for an extension or accommodation for "I am deeply upset by Brexit").

"Until such time as the world ends, we will act as though it intends to spin on." For me that means sticking to my ongoing efforts to recover my health and effectiveness, take care of my family and finish my degree. Do the job in front of me, as best I can, and (re)build my capacity to do more in the long term.

Date: 2016-11-09 19:22 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] antiqueight
Take care of yourself.

Date: 2016-11-10 04:10 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kore
That is a good plan. Apocalypse isn't here yet....no matter how much it (fucking) feels like it.

Date: 2016-11-10 08:06 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silveradept
Indeed. Carrying in is the basics of what we can do in this situation.

Date: 2016-11-12 06:45 (UTC)
From: [personal profile] swaldman
I spent this week on a writing retreat. The group were supposed to be ignoring the outside world and focusing on writing papers. This became significantly harder for all of us from Wednesday on. But, staring glumly at social media doesn't accomplish much....

Date: 2016-11-14 13:37 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hairyears
Others have lived under worse uncertainties, and under real danger: you will normalise it, and live on.

Meanwhile, you are not so passive as you think: the educational qualifications you are acquiring are this century's equivalent of a second passport and diamonds sewn into your seams.


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