Happy Friday, friends!
After Tuesday’s election and the early Wednesday morning results, I found myself deeply saddened by the outcome. Admittedly, I was going to be very sad when President Obama left office. I have been inspired by his leadership, vision, exemplars, and policies. Any person coming in to replace him was not going to make me happy. However, I cannot help but feel a profound sense of sadness and fear at the prospect of president-elect Trump. I do not tend to agree with most Republican policies, but I can appreciate that Republicans have differing views than my own, and mostly have reasoned and nuanced details on why they hold those positions. This feels different. I do not support hated, racism, intolerance, misogyny, or xenophobia.
On Wednesday I felt like I just needed to take a few minutes to process my thoughts and get some ideas off my chest. For what it’s worth, here is my reflection.