On April 15th, I woke up, determined to have a productive day. I’d write for my clients during the morning and afternoon, and tackle content for this blog at night.
I worked from eight to noon, took a lunch break, flipped on the news for what I thought would be just an hour.
I sat in front of the TV the rest of the day.
I’d also planned on going to a stand-up comedy open mic that night. I decided not to. I wasn’t feeling very funny.
I imagine a lot of comedians had work that night. They probably weren’t feeling very funny either. But if they were getting paid, I imagine they went to work anyways.
Things were better on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. On Friday, I was back in front of the TV, staring at it like a maniac, flipping back and forth between MSNBC and CNN. I hated how CNN sensationalized the shit out of everything, but I also couldn’t stop watching. I kept telling myself it was important to stay informed, but I wondered how much of it was me wanting to be informed and and me wanting to be entertained.
Last week sucked. I’m glad it’s over.
But it ain’t really over. Not in the grand scheme of things. Things like this happen in other parts of the world on a daily basis.
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) April 22, 2013
Sometimes I watch the news, and I just throw up my hands and say, “I have no idea what I can do. I don’t know how to help.”
That’s a lie.