This was quite an election. I don’t want to go into the politics of Republican or Democrat or the myriad of other things causing drama around this election. I have never believed in conspiracy theories no matter what purpose they serve, so there is no need for me to start now.
When Hillary Clinton lost in 2016, I was disappointed. Not because I was overwhelmingly attached to Hillary as a candidate, but I was very excited about the idea of the United States finally having a woman in the White House. I didn’t march in protest when she lost. I didn’t assume there was election fraud. I actually just learned that there were recounts in some states. I listened to Hillary make what had to be a very challenging concession speech, and wondered if we would ever get this close again. I accepted that the person I had voted for had lost and moved on.
I will be the first to admit I was incredibly excited to see a woman win the vice presidency this year. It was a beautiful moment to sit down with my daughter and discuss that truly everything is possible. I am a 47 year old woman who never thought she would see a woman in the White House in her lifetime, but I am so happy that I can!