election day 2012

hello friends!  today’s the day, for those of us here in the states, that we choose a new leader.  there’s a collective sigh of relief that the campaign period is over and that we can go back to listening to important news about celebrity DUI’S. right?  more after the jump…

i’d like to say though, that as many flaws and faults this country has, i feel incredibly lucky to have been born and raised here.  a little bit of world travel always makes me appreciate my homeland a bit more. i don’t think we should ever stop trying to make it better but every once in awhile it’s good to recognize the things that are amazing about this country.  with this election i hope comes even more progress (i will not ever stand behind a state, country or person who stands again human rights- the most important in this election being the rights of women and gay people).  

i’m filled with hope for our future and gratitude for what’s already been accomplished in this country. when i think about what battles our parents/grandparents were fighting over civil rights such a relatively short time ago i realize that i’ll see amazing change in this lifetime. 

get out there people, get your vote on!