Monday, November 03, 2008

In Anticipation of the End

I was going to write today about how beautiful the autumn colors are, but that post will have to wait. I can't seem to get my mind off tomorrow.

You know, TOMORROW.

In the face of this election, I find myself feeling:

  • Relieved that the campaign is almost over
  • Hopeful for our future and yet worried about how we might get there
  • Excited for change but anxious about what those changes will be
My stomach is tied in knots. I know the results of the election will depend on the voter turn out. I hope the turn out is good. I'm not looking forward to standing in line, but I'll gladly do it to ensure my vote is cast.

I don't expect much relief until Wednesday morning, although the anxiety might keep me up until the results are in tomorrow night. Either way, I've got just a little more than 24 hours of internal tossing and turning and then I'll be able to relax. I hope.


Angie Ledbetter said...

Me and you both, girl. I'm staying with my mom who's ill so Dad can vote, then I'll take a little neighbor lady to her polling place, THEN I'll go to mine. Hope the lines aren't too long.

Makes me wish there would always be this sort of anticipated hug turn out, no matter who's running locally or nationally!

34 Years said...

I wouldn't bother stressing about it, Obama's got this thing locked up, whether you're for him or not. Personally I'm not, but I vote in MA so I have small hopes of making a difference. The Man and I will be voting though - it still feels good even though I know the outcome.

I'm looking forward to the end of 'which guy is better' but be prepared for the beginning of 'why this new guy will suck' which is the next place the press will take us. It never ends.

At the moment this country is such a mess - it's too depressing...!

Three cheers for daily posting :)

Anonymous said...

You should be proud though, because the anxiety means you really care what happens and that you want good things for your country. Not everyone can say that...

Melissa Amateis said...

I've been anxious, too. Can't wait for it all to be over.

Ami said...

Angie - It's cool that you're able to help out someone else get to the poles. My mom is actually taking my step-dad's sister to the poles tonight because she's nervous. She's never voted before! (Talk about momentous occasions--in her 50s and never voted before!)

34 - That's way we thought about Kerry in '04...I'll be holding my breath until all the ballots are counted. You're right about the press and the constant search for spin. I'm looking forward to the constant coverage of who won't do what as good as I will.

Mitzy - I certainly care about what happens in this election. I'll admit, though, this is the first time I've really felt so deeply involved in the political process. It feels good.

Melissa - Definitely ready for it to be over. I'm afraid it'll be a bit let-down, though, after all the anticipation. :)

patresa hartman said... do you feel now???

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