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Election Trauma

It’s funny but I didn’t realize how much turmoil, stress, and anxiety I’ve been enduring till today. Election Day is tomorrow, and I find my anxiety to grow as we speak. I’m trying to focus and remain calm, but it’s overwhelming and, to be honest, pretty scary. I’m not going to say I was addicted to the coverage but, I obviously overdid it if I am feeling so uneasy at this point. And the impact of all this madness is now truly manifesting itself as I literally have trouble feeling normal today. It makes me wonder how much I bottled up along the way. It makes me realize that I’ve internalized a lot of this stress as it all comes to a head now.

Having said that, I have made it a point to try and do what I can to prepare myself for the outcome of our crazy election. After work tomorrow, I am going to vote, then go home and disconnect from the rest of the world for the entire night. I don’t need to see anymore media coverage or speeches. Enough is enough.

Yes I will have to face to outcome Wednesday when I enter back into society but for now, considering how sick I feel from all this, I think it’s better to remove myself from the final scene in this horror movie we’ve all been subject to.

Breathe Erica, breathe….

Election Trauma

Erica Loberg

Erica Loberg was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She attended Columbia University in New York and graduated with a BA in English. She is a published poet and author of Inside the Insane, Screaming at the Void, What Men Should Know About Women, What Women Should Know About Men, Diamonds From The Rough and Undressed.

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Loberg, E. (2016). Election Trauma. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 28, 2020, from


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