I learned a lot the past four years.
When Donald Trump was elected president in 2016, I was only 16 years old. I knew Trump was my least favorite option, I knew that Clinton was my preferred candidate, but I had yet to see the world. Being in Vermont, a tiny, secluded state, my worldview was miniscule compared to people across the country.
But over the course of four years, I not only learned about politics, I learned about people, and myself.
Through Trump’s presidency, I grew as an American citizen. Politics were an everyday conversation, and I’ve learned to love and care for it so much that I’m interested in getting a master’s in political science, or getting my law degree. That is something me four years ago would have never thought about.
Conversations with people became prevalent over Trump’s term. People showed their true colors, of what they believe in and who they are as people.
And myself. I learned who I want to be and where I’m going. Where I stand and what I’m going to do about it.
Even though the past four year were hard on us as a nation, it ultimately made us stronger, and braver, and smarter.
And I think that everybody learned a bit about themselves.
But most importantly, we learned of where we need to go from here.
Bidens election is not the end of all the problems that were created. It is the beginning. We have so much work to do, so many holes to fill, so many broken hearts to mend.
So let’s dance in the streets, let’s pop champagne, and let’s celebrate today. But tomorrow, we got work to do.