Happy Election Day!!!
That’s right, the Tuesday following the first Monday is shaping up to be quite the momentous day here in the nation.
After what can only be described as an incredibly polarizing and stress-inducing election season (all of which certainly ramped up at full decibel within the past few weeks), I can finally see that the sunshine is coming out – literally and figuratively!
It’s an absolutely gorgeous autumn day, and there is hope emerging for all to breathe a deep sigh of relief and look forward to a brighter tomorrow. I, for one, am very optimistic.
Best of all, I got to share this incredibly special moment with my Nuke Baby. He told me that he was going to share his “voting” sticker with all of his friends in school – and my heart melted.
How can I not treasure this moment? It’s my little man’s first-ever US Presidential election! He may not be old enough to comprehend what’s going on, but one day (very soon) he will, and I cannot wait to share with him all of these unique experiences and photos which will capture this very special moment.
After all, we’re making history today – voting for what could well be the very first female president this country has ever seen, and taking this nation back… a nation that is no doubt in need of deep recovery after so much flagrant anti-immigrant, anti-globalization, and just altogether anti-progress rhetoric. As an immigrant myself, and also married to a fellow immigrant, how can we ever, possibly support the idea that a world shrouded under isolationism and xenophobia would be a better world for this country’s future?
I’ve shared my thoughts and emotions from the last presidential election here, going back to 2012 – the momentous year when I had launched Rockshic Style and just shortly before I became pregnant with my little man. Now I’m carrying our second son, and feeling equally proud, emotional, and understandably conflicted about all that’s around me. The state of the world, as we speak, is very fragile, for a myriad of reasons that I can’t even get into right this moment. Even so, I still have faith that my children will see a better world ahead, a country that will shed love and equal right for all, and hopefully one that’s less divided than its current state. Whatever the course may be, I am still incredibly happy to be sharing it with my loved ones and all of you.
Happy voting! #pleasegetoutandvote