We live in a society where there’s this idea that you’re either in a long-term relationship or taking steps to get there. But if you read diaries, what you find is, that’s not what a lot of people are doing.
The Shutdown Diaries
They say a government shutdown will affect all of us—but we want to see some proof. Us here at Newsweek/Daily Beast will be collecting your stories, photos, and tweets that demonstrate how a shutdown is altering Americans’ daily lives. To participate, simply send in your reports to firstname.lastname@example.org, or tweet with the hashtag #shutdowndiaries. We’ll be compiling throughout the weekend, or for however long it takes for President Obama, House Speaker John Boehner, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to come to an agreement.