For the first time in my adult life, in the part of my adult life where I am conscious of the world outside of myself, there is a president in office I feel proud of. This particular feeling of joy is not something I have experienced over the last eight years. Isn’t it wonderful to watch the news of this new president and not feel the urge to kick the screen in? It’s like a true breath of fresh air, to be able to talk about the leader of this nation without rolling my eyes or feeling utterly and completely disgusted.
I know there are millions of people in this nation who are now feeling like I have felt over the last years, they’re horrified at who they see in office. I don’t feel bad for you, I know you didn’t feel bad for me, either. This is how it is, the political cycle we all are a part of. Some leave elated, others disappointed. This time, I’m glad to be one of the many who rejoiced on January 20th; who saw in our new leader an opportunity for hope and change.
So here’s to our new president, may he lead with grace and courage, and here’s to those of us who waited eight years for a day like today. To us, because I think we deserve it.