Yesterday the image of a seesaw—the common playground fixture—popped into my mind. Ever since the election, I’ve been off balance, you might even say, teetering on the edge some days. My emotions are up and down depending on the day or hour…or even the minute.
I’ve taken timeouts from the news and social media but it’s only a temporary fix. I’m outraged, sad, nervous, and am left wondering what it all means for our country—for the world. And I know I’m not alone. I’ve heard from friends who are equally upset and want to do something, but struggle with where to begin. The common question I hear is “What’s the best use of our time and resources?”
This past Saturday, I spent the morning doing trail maintenance in preparation for an upcoming race. I was surrounded by people who are deeply committed to protecting and preserving our public lands. For three precious hours, I wasn’t thinking about DT or his obnoxious and unlawful antics, but rather recognizing there are good people out there who care and that together we are stronger than any one administration. [Continue Reading]