The events of the past week have left me exhausted, worried, and at times pissed off. It has gotten to the point where I need at least one media-free day a week, where I don't check my news feed or my Facebook/Twitter feed. As a matter of fact, I deleted my Facebook app from my phone, at least for the next two weeks. I am undergoing some medical treatments for which I want (and need) to be as relaxed and serene as possible.
I am grappling with the guilt I feel about that - isn't that something!
Needless to say, as an immigrant to this country who had numerous student and other visa prior to becoming a permanent resident, I have been deeply affected by the most recent executive order on pausing entry for immigrants and refugees from certain countries.
Wherever you fall in terms of the political spectrum, this particular order was poorly executed. I wish that somebody in the administration would man up (pardon my gendered expression here!) and admit that this was extremely bad form.
It just confirms my ideas for my podcast, interviewing people from all over the world who are living in the United States as participants in the Fulbright exchange program.
Well, two weeks of R&R will also help me solidify some more concrete ideas on this, so that hopefully I will be able to launch that podcast soon.