Like many people, I was extremely surprised at the outcome of the 2016 US election. Many emotions and thoughts have run through my head over the past 24 hours. I have made an effort to be calm about the outcome and have tried to calm others and let them know that it’s going to be okay.
The more I think about it, in just the same way that many (including myself) assumed that Donald Trump would not be the Republican nominee and in the same way we assumed that the American public would not elect him as the next president, I’m making an assumption that everything will be okay.
The truth is, I have no idea what the next four years will bring. I don’t know what situation people are in or how a Trump presidency will affect them. I feel like by telling people it’s going to be okay, I might be coming across as dismissive and it’s certainly not my intent.
It’s a difficult time for many people. People are upset, shocked, confused, and scared. The concerns and fears they have are completely valid and should they should express them freely.