I Got the Monkey Off of My Back Today!
This is not a "political" post - no sides here - just an expression of my thoughts! I cannot remember an election being so stressful, divisive or depressing in my life.
Many of you are friends of mine on Facebook and have probably seen the post about the letter that was sent to me regarding my 'application' for registration (to vote). I've been registered to vote in my county since 1988 and had even updated my address in 2014 when we built our home. I was current and as a registered Independent Voter, I was still undecided - even after the 3rd debate.
But, you better believe, I was GOING TO VOTE! Yesterday, the Board of Elections confirmed for me that I was active and should have no problem voting but, it was still unnerving to find that they had NOT been the sender of that letter. The jury is still out on who sent the letter but, there are several organizations investigating.
That all said, I was going to try to vote yesterday (the first early voting day that I could vote following my receipt of the fictitious letter). I simply could not bring myself to do it because I just was not ready - I had a little more 'investigating' to do and realized yesterday that being an independent voter is very much like being a referee for a game that both teams are coached by friends of yours.
It's also akin to being a moderator in a debate where half of your friends are members of one debate team (party) and half of them, members of the opposing debate team (party).
Similarly, buyers and sellers often find themselves on opposite ends of the spectrum; I have buyers interested in a lovely home right now that is priced $40K over fair market value. The sellers think their home is worth FAR more than the buyers believe it to be. Each party believes that they are right - when in truth, both have some good points (and some not-so-good ones)!
Being an Independent also means that one doesn't agree with any one party in its entirety. It also means that your friends from other parties select the candidates for whom we all must vote. I have to say, this year, all parties did a terrible job of picking!
After agonizing over this all day yesterday, I finally decided that nothing was going to be 'uncovered' in the next 2 weeks that could push me in any one direction and I couldn't stand not knowing if I was going to be able to vote. So, off to the polls I went today for early voting!
I was thrilled to see such a great turnout at the voting poll near my office and to find that I had absolutely no issues voting! I returned home with a sense of absolute GLEE! I HAVE VOTED. That monkey is FINALLY off of my back!
Watching the news this evening was SO refreshing - no story or ad has to be investigated or considered - the DEED IS DONE! I can't tell you how exhilarating that is!
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