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.