to those friends who have responded to my post about splitting my blog: thank you!! i guess i'll just keep truckin' along the way i am ..
i bought a new journal yesterday (pics later) for my trip & other travels. this is the first journal i really felt compelled to create a cover for & i'm quite pleased with my creation. i've already written in it, too ... about the powers of turquoise, a color i'm extremely drawn to right now.
since friday night's presidential "debate" (must be a description of that word somewhere that i'm not aware of ... that certainly was not a debate) i've heard & read all sorts of opinions about the candidates, the state of our country, etc. (ok, who hasn't?) i've come to realize that i'm easily accepting of others' religious beliefs & practices, but i've a voice inside that screams in agony when someone vocalizes a different political belief than my own. i've found myself wanting to speak out in a few forums where my voice could cause problems ... and i'm already fearful of my workplace tomorrow as i have a boss who's very loud & argumentative with his own political thoughts ... it rankles my soul to stay quiet, to bite my tongue to be "safe" or non-controversial, but i don't know yet how else to handle this. it saddens me to consider staying quiet when my own thoughts are as valid as the next person's ... *sigh*