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The Anniversary of My Awakening

Wake up!

One year ago today, I woke up.

When I heard the word that Sarah Palin had been picked as John McCain’s running mate, it felt more like the stomach flu than a gentle nudge, but I do have to admit that I am a different–and much more aware–person than I was a year ago.

A year ago I didn’t even know who I was going to vote for.
A year ago, I hadn’t even watched the Democratic National Convention.
A year ago, I had neutral feelings about Sarah Palin.
A year ago, I was an idiot.

The past year has been a whirlwind of emotions, activism, joy and pain. I have made more friends because of politics than I know what to do with. I know that if I go on vacation anywhere from Hawaii to Australia to Wales to Ireland to D.C. to California, I will have someone to visit.

I am not a morning person. I hate to hear the sound of the alarm. This was one awakening that I’m so glad I listened to.

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