I voted for the first time today, and the significance is not lost on me. How lucky are we to live in a country where we have the power to choose who leads us? In January, the most powerful country in the world will peacefully transfer power from one person to the next, no violence necessary. That is unprecedented in most of history. This election has been particularly divisive, but at the end of the day we should all be grateful to call ourselves Americans. No matter how far apart we stand on certain issues, surely we can unite in our love of democracy and respect for the office of president.
Get out there and exercise your hard-won right! Stay strong, be kind, celebrate this historic moment.