I just wish I had the ability to put my feelings and my thoughts into words. You see, I’ve never really been much of a political person and I’ll admit it here, I don’t read the news (in my defense, I don’t read gossip either, so it’s not like I’m reading something trashy in its place). As much as it might seem like it, I don’t bury my head in the sand either.
I’ve always found the news, both in print and on TV to be too damn depressing. They rarely focus on the positive and the good that’s happening in the world. Instead, media (Liberal or not) tend to rely on scare tactics and negativity. I don’t like dwelling on what’s wrong or what some “expert” tells me will go wrong in the future and how it will manage to screw up life as I know it. I’m more of an optimist than that. And I truly do believe in the power of thoughts and that whole where you focus and put your energy is what you attract belief.
All of that said, I don’t think I’ve ever watched so much news or listened to so much political commentary (I have a bit of a girl crush on Rachel Maddow if you must know – I could totally see being friends with her) than I have in the past year. This past week, the build up to the Inauguration was intense. I couldn’t wait. I was so excited.
Today I was just filled to bursting. So much pride. So much hope. So much anticipatory excitement for all that lies ahead.
But still I just don’t feel that I have the words to express where this all comes from. I’ve never been political in the past, so why now? What makes it such a big deal this year? Of course, the obvious answer is the Bush Debacle. But I think deep down, in my own heart, there’s a different meaning. Maybe it’s that Pollyanna in me…that faith that things are all about to change is strong in this one 😉
I’ve been telling friends for the past three years that something amazing is going to come out of this Bush mess and I believe that Obama will be huge part of that (but only the beginning with so much more yet to come).
And I can’t wait.
I think that bloggie friend and fellow twitter gal, WriterJax may have put her finger on yet another reason…this is just so true.
What do you think? For those of you that are excited about this new President and the amazing experiences that are to come, what resonates with you? Or are you at a loss for words as well?