It’s going to be a day.

So I got added to the secret Pantsuit Nation group when it was about 200,000 members and I was BLOWN AWAY and euphoric by the numbers. At breakfast with Donnie on Sunday I was looking at Facebook and saw the first media piece about the group as it had just hit 1 million.

“Oh my god. That Facebook group I was telling you about? It just hit ONE MILLION members! They’re writing pieces about it!”

As I was reading the article I started crying. I’ve been doing that a lot lately, this election has had me very emotional and raw.

“Uh. Are you crying? I didn’t think that article was a sad.”
“It’s not! It’s just so nice to see so many supporting voices and stories in a landscape of criticism and hate.”

I have also cried every time I watched her final campaign video. And I’ve watched it 5 times now.

I was going to sit down today and do one final post about why I’m voting but you know what? I’ve said all I can say. Today, we do the thing. I’m sure I’ll be crying all day, hopefully in joy. It’s hard being a blue dot in a vocal red family and community. Especially when you’re a fragile flower like myself. I’ve taken a lot of things personally I should have just ignored. My views of a lot of people have changed, some for the better, some for the worse…for how they’ve presented themselves over this election. But I stand by my own behavior and am proud that I stood my ground and supported my candidate instead of openly trashing the other guy. I researched dozens of media sources and follow-up on stories that prickled my spine. I didn’t take anything at face value and I learned so much about HRC that I went for apathetically voting for her in the Primaries to buying a blazer to wear to the polls today so I can try to look like a proud member of Pantsuit Nation.

Let’s do this thing.

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10 Comments

  • Michelle

    I’m off to my polling place in about a hour and a half . I’m so nervous/excited that I feel like I’m going to toss my cookies. I have never been this scared about an election in my life. Anyway, I am off to check my closet to see if my blazer still fits. I’m with her!

  • Susan

    Thanks for this, Kim, perfect for me this morning. I traded boot camp time for some extra sleep and running around the neighborhood, and will be voting on my way into work. I wish everyone could see the Hillary in the video, that’s the one I know and respect! Thanks again, let’s do this.

  • Nancy R

    I don’t remember who added me to the group, but I felt the same way. I actually unfollowed it because it was taking over my news feed, lol, but I’m still in!

  • Fraulein N

    Fingers crossed! (I think I’m going to stock up on pie, just in case I need to eat my feelings tomorrow.)

  • Lindsey

    Wow. Thank you so much for sharing that video this morning. I needed that now, and will definitely come back to it throughout the day.

  • Beth

    I was still conflicted when we reached the polling place. In the end I voted with my heart and social conscience, and not for either major party candidateI will however be rooting for HRC tonight. I came from a red dot Father and I will vote for whom I please Mother.I have 3 red dot siblings, One of whom might vote with his blue pencil and another that I am not sure about, but it will be blue of some kind
    My poor Dad is probably turning over and Mom is probably proud of her independent thinkers

  • Michelle

    I can’t thank you enough for adding me to Pantsuit Nation. It was what my heart desperately needed. I continue to be blown away by how positive and supportive everyone is there, even with 2.7 million members now.
    We’re making cupcakes tonight with blue icing (my daughter’s request because she wants everything blue today “for Hillary!”) to either celebrate or console ourselves.
    Hugs to you, dear friend!

  • Melissa

    I feel the same way about Pantsuit Nation. There’s a secret Georgia chapter. Maybe there is one for AL?