I had another blog post planned for this week. But with Election Day in the U.S. and my anxiety leading up to that, I decided to post it later. I felt like this week was a good time to get a little personal.
I rarely discuss “hot topics” like religion or politics here. Not because I don’t feel like I can. (Obviously, it’s my blog, I can do what I want!) I just tend to shy away from controversy, because that’s how I was raised. “Good Southern girls don’t discuss religion, politics, or sex in public.”
If you haven’t figured it out from my Instagram stories, I’m pretty disappointed in the outcome of last night’s election. Though, I’m honestly not surprised. Beto ran a good campaign, and I was hopeful. But even with the most populated counties voting blue, he couldn’t stand up to the rural Republican majority of Texas.
I want to make assumptions about those people, but that would make me a hypocrite. And I should say that I’m not a Democrat. I’m an Independent, and voted for the candidates I believed in, not a particular party. (In case you’re wondering, I voted for Gary Johnson in 2016.)
But today is a new day, and as my mother-in-law always says, “Everything happens for a reason.” I know that’s cliche and everyone hates when people say that. But I’m going to believe that it’s true in this case. This won’t be the last we see of Beto, and I think he’s destined for bigger things. #Beto2020
I am excited about the progress that was made, and all of the women who won their races!
Small progress is still progress…