Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Days 3 & 4

Day 3: I am not going to lie, was pretty hard for me. I ended up catching a cold, which I still am suffering from today, and all I could think about all day was pizza and Mexican food. I know, I know, pretty odd mixture of food, but hey, I was on my 72nd hour without food. Needless to say, I took a very much needed bath with some Epsom salt ( a coworker of mine recommended it, because it helps release the toxins you are holding on your skin).

Day 4: To be honest, I woke up this morning and hated the idea of drinking the salt water. So I slept for 30 more minutes, and then a wonderful text message from Clarissa woke me up, so I decided it was a sign to stick to my will power. For the past two days, I have been able to drink the whole liter of water, which is nice. I will spare you the not so cute details.

The lemonade has coated my tongue so the taste isn’t so bad anymore, and my energy level has been pretty decent. I think the only hard part is that at work, I would often think about what I would eat for lunch…but I can’t think about that anymore, which I suppose would be a good thing.

In other news…

I VOTED. If you have talked to me at all lately, then you know how I have not been able to stop talking about this. Last week I read through the voters’ pamphlet to look at the different nominees and propositions for me, and made a list of my yay’s & nay’s. Particularly after reading the propositions and initiatives on the ballot, I began to realize how important this election is to me, personally. I am 23, so I have voted before, but I voted as absentee for a state I never returned to. This is the first time, I was voting for items that would affect my tax money, my house and maybe even my career.

It was empowering to be able to personalize my vote, and for those of you, who don’t think your vote matters and you opt not to vote, then shame on you. We are so lucky to live in a country where we get a right to say what we would like and what should and shouldn’t be allowed. There are so many important issues at hand this election, not only in the state of Washington, but throughout the country.

We, as a collective people, will make landmark decisions this election. We have two executive office hopefuls that will defy any barriers that were set just over 30 years ago. This is an election about our economy and the war that we are entangled in due to dishonesty of the current administration. Most importantly, in some states, this is an election about the family and the sanctity of such.

It’s when we decide to give up, and not vote, that we allow the big guys to win and stay on their agenda. I don’t care what state you live in, or who you are voting for, just go and do it. Take the time to read who you are voting for…it doesn’t take long. Most voting polls offer pamphlets with short blurbs about the various candidates, and vote for the person that is right for you.

When I filled in my presidential nominee bubble…I almost shed a tear. This election holds such importance for us and should not be taken lightly. This is a chance for our country to change and head for a brighter future. Please don’t be stagnant, and go to the polls!

And to be honest…I fear what may happen after this election. The time of change will have arrived, and it’s going to be a long bumpy road, but hopefully worthwhile. I feel that with my candidate, it will be definitely worthwhile.

1 comment:

Chelsea said...

good work gurl! A new milestone passed!