But now all that has changed. If I have to think hard (really hard!) about one good thing to come from this election, I guess it would be this-- I'm awake now. As it is written in John 9:25: "One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.”
Now I see that if an issue is important to me (ie, immigration, climate change, healthcare, etc.), that I can talk about it, even if it makes for an uncomfortable situation. It's okay to be uncomfortable. That's how growth happens.
Now I see that I can't rely on support for causes I care about, but I need to voice that support every chance I get. Even better, I need to provide that support myself. Translation: I need to put in some work volunteering. I need to show up.
Now I see that politics are not something to be afraid of. If I don't understand what the Speaker of the House does, exactly--then I have to ask. If I'm not sure which representative to call about legislation regarding immigration reform--then I have to ask. It's not that scary, but what is scary is not asking questions and having to live with the consequences.
So today, the first full day of the Trump administration, I'm waking up at 6AM to buy donuts for a group of women (and 1 man!) who are meeting at my apartment before we march at the Capitol of Colorado. Today I'm participating in democracy. I'm likely making some people uncomfortable, even angry, I'm voicing support for the issues I care about, and for the first time, maybe ever, I'm not afraid to make a political stand.
Ok ladies, now let's get in formation.