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My heart is broken…living in a country that is so keenly divided. I don’t know how politicians do it – strive so hard so long for what they believe, lose, and then pick themselves up to strive another day.
Yes, I know there were many angry votes cast on each side. So I must say…there are a lot of people hurting out there. I’m one of them. But I do believe the people have spoken and there will be a peaceful transference of power – something for which I am thankful.
I fear our present climate has set our clock back decades where a minority feel emboldened to bully or harm people of color, people in the LGBT communities, people who worship different religions, or women who wish to travel from their home to their businesses without being verbally harassed.
We cannot let this stand.
It will take me a while to process everything that has happened in the elections and the part I will play in our next chapter. Hopefully, I will find the strength to choose hope over bitterness, pick myself up, and strive for “a more perfect union.”