My indecisiveness has caused me to have just started writing this post. It’s 5:13 p.m. on a Friday instead of my usual Friday morning. I don’t know if this has to do with me being a woman (I mean well) hence all the memes going around about how we can’t make up our minds, or I really just ran out of ideas (which happens once in a while to anyone who ever writes). So after giving it a lot of thought, I finally decided I wanted to write about things that, hopefully, anyone can relate to. I call them Life Lessons.
First and foremost, the outcome of the election. Our country is divided and everywhere you turn, you hear different opinions and stories about how one powerful person can easily turn their future for the good or bad. Some people are heartbroken, others relieved. There’s no way of knowing who’s right or wrong. I’m not writing to express my opinion about the matter, but rather to acknowledge that it is a sensitive time for our country. It is one of those times where everyone wants to be heard. It is one of those times where all lives are being directly affected. It is one of those rare times when everyone in class talks about their fears and frustrations. Some are asking tough questions, and others just couldn’t come to class at all. It is one of those times where people really CARE. I guess the lesson here is that we fight for what we believe in. It is almost impossible not to feel moved about what’s happening around us post-election day.
I have specifically told myself before November 8th that no matter who becomes president, I will not live my life afraid of what’s going to happen between now and the future. This is a country I love with all my heart and I will stay devoted by first loving its people. No amount of differences should stop us from becoming what we could be. We are STILL one nation, under God. And one thing I know for sure is that Montgomery College will stay a safe place for every race, ethnic background, religion, economic status, etc., and it won’t ever fall short of serving in excellence to anyone looking for opportunities. To be alive means to feel it all and another lesson we can learn from it is that it often comes with responsibilities. Like exercising our right to vote, or learning, or getting a job, or cooking. Doing/saying the right thing can be hard to do and that’s already one thing we all agree on.