Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has already put her foot in her mouth again. She set the internet ablaze when she revealed that she's taking a break even though she hasn’t even started her job in Congress yet.
The Democratic Socialist posted on social media that she's taking time a week off for “self-care," revealing that the campaign trail has left her feeling burned out, reported Fox. The hectic pace of politics has drastically changed her lifestyle.
“I am starting a week of self-care where I am taking the week off and taking care of me. I don't know how to do that though, so I would appreciate any and all self-care tips,” she said in an Instagram video.
“For working people, immigrants, & the poor, self-care is political — not because we want it to be, but bc of the inevitable shaming of someone doing a face mask while financially stressed. So I’ve decided to take others along with me on IG as I learn what self-care even means and why it’s important,” she added on Twitter.
Ocasio-Cortez won the congressional seat for the Bronx and Queens. Since she entered politics, Ocasio-Cortez says she's had to give up her healthy lifestyle.
“Before the campaign, I used to practice yoga 3-4x/week, eat nutritiously, read and write for leisure,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Instagram. “As soon as everything kicked up, that all went out the window. I went from doing yoga and making wild rice and salmon dinners to eating fast food for dinner and falling asleep in my jeans and makeup.”
She continued, “I keep things raw and honest on here since I believe public servants do a disservice to our communities by pretending to be perfect. It makes things harder for others who aspire to run someday if they think they have to be superhuman before they even try.”
After announcing her break, Alexandria said she'd be spending “a few days in the middle of nowhere” in upstate New York. As Ocasio could have anticipated, her announcement triggered a strong response. She even elicited a response from Governor Mike Huckabee.
Ocasio-Cortez, together with other newly-elected lawmakers, will start her term on Jan. 3.