So, as many of you know, I am now officially unemployed. I’m home with my children while my husband works and it’s already starting to drive me nuts. I have been off for eight days and maybe three hours. So, prior to leaving my employment there was a list of things that I did not have time to accomplish which I now can!
#1. Get an oil change. This was completed Tuesday of last week.
#2. Go check out my local library. Completed last week.
#3. Buy a new book. Completed last week.
#4. Get new tires. Completed Last Week.
#5. Start a new manuscript. I am 7000 words in.
#6. Start a new Blog. You’re reading it!
#7. Tell sisters I quit my job. Work in progress.
This is now week two and I have another list of things to do.
#1. Clean up the house.
#2. Work on the Garden.
#3. Work on my manuscript. I love that word, it’s so fancy. SMILE!!
#4. Work on telling my family that I quit my job.
5. Introduce something new and fun to the world. What goes in that corner? Give any ideas you might have on decorating. Oh and check out my artwork. https://fineartamerica.com/featured/brilliant-morning-shelundra-santiago.html
I am on a quick bathroom break from watching KPOP shows with my 12 year old. They aren’t that bad, I’m actually finding myself enjoying the one we are watching. I’m feeling pretty good about quitting my job, at least at this point. My husband and my children deserved more than what they were getting from me. It’s odd how some things in life jar us into another direction. I kind of think my direction changed after working a drowning death. I couldn’t get the child out of my mind and of course it made me see motherhood in a whole new light. While at times my blog will have some of my political thoughts and ideas coming to life, it is a coping skill.
So, I caused a little bit of a stink on Twitter because I stated that Ms. Waters shouldn’t have been aggressive in her speech. This is my issue with people who ride or die with Ms. Waters. First of all, her district which is 43 happens to have a lot of gang activity. The people who are tasked with fighting a lot of these gangs depending on where they are from are ICE. Now, you can say what you want! However, the problem with people in positions like hers and other high profile positions is that they no longer feel the need to do the real leg work. In districts like 43, they need more cops, more community organizations for the youth, more drug education classes, more educational programs for the parents, and they also need someone telling them that they can make it out of that district, just like Ms. Waters did.
Now my concern for the people who came across the border is not out of hate, or spite, but out of caring. For the past five years I have been working with victims of sex trafficking, domestic violence, abuse by parents, and also people with drug addictions. On one occasion a lady came into one of the shelters and tried to recruit young undocumented mothers. The traffickers promise to help the young moms get documentation and then they use them up. In my last job I investigated child abuse and when children were abused and we could not locate family because they were in Mexico or something like that, they would end up in foster care. There isn’t an easy win in this situation. You can not tell me that these people could not fine one single spot in their area that was safe. It is safer to stay with the known than to travel to a foreign place and fall into the hands of a human trafficker.
Lastly, call me crazy, but I think we are looking at a planned division. Who benefits from undocumented workers coming back into the country the most? The people here have often exploited these workers and used them to take away jobs for Americans. A plumber once came into my house and the Mexican guy he was with slit his finger really bad on something. Blood was gushing all over the place. The plumber was like he is okay and tried to make the guy keep working. I was like this man is getting help because his finger looks like it is about to fall off. I guess my question is, what are you opening these children and families up to when they can’t make it on their own? Are you ready to hear about them being victims of violence because of exploitation?
It feels great to be back in the saddle. I’m able to speak my mind and say all the things I’ve been wanting to say for so long!! Top five things I wouldn’t have said while I was employed, but now I’m saying!!
#1. I respect Trump for meeting with North Korea.
#2. Democrats need to wake up and smell the coffee.
#3. When will Republicans realize that their base is forever changed thanks to people like Ted Cruz and Mrs. Palin.
#4. I would pay big money to see a republican and a democrat team up on a ticket.
#5. Ten bucks President Trump puts a Republican on the bench to replace Kennedy. I would love to see that seat go to an Independent.
See, I’m a good girl!!