Tomorrow is inauguration day. I know a lot of people who have concerns about what the next four years with our president-elect will be like. I know people who are deeply scared and anxious.
And if you’re one of those people, I say to you, “Fear not.”
It’s okay to feel afraid. It’s okay to be anxious. It’s okay to be angry. Acknowledge those feelings as real and valuable and feel the hell out of them.
And then, take a deep breath.
Because it’s all going to be okay.
I was born in 1996. There have been countless changes since then. We have changed for the better as a culture. We are loving each other more. We are loving ourselves more. We are moving towards protecting human rights. We are shifting to renewable sources of energy. We are recognizing species of animals that are in danger of becoming extinct and helping their populations thrive. We are making innovations in science and medicine that people could not even conceive of in the distant past. So many amazing things are happening around the globe, even though you might not see them on your newsfeed.
Never forget about all of the wonderful, amazing, phenomenally-splendid things that this life and this world and this universe has to offer. Never ever forget. Fight for love and justice and kindness. Be unapologetically passionate about making the world the best and brightest it’s ever been.
Let’s do it together.