Tuesday, January 20, 2009


on the first day of 2007, i was on my way back from a family vacation in the bahamas. on the plane, i had read an article about senator barack obama. i had never been into politics, but obama's vision and energy caught my attention. i remember telling my mom as we walked around miami's airport on a layover -
"can you help me look for a book? it's called 'the audacity of hope' and it's by barack obama."
"by who?"
"he might run for president."
"with a name like that?!"

i read about obama and the other candidates and weighed them all against one another, and decided to support obama, surprising a lot of my friends who assumed i'd support hillary clinton. in september of 2007, i stood in a crowd of over 20,000 in manhattan's washington square park at a rally. he spoke, and i had goosebumps, honestly. this photo is one i took that evening, an incredible moment that i am greatful to have been a part of.

i am so proud to call this man my president, and i cannot wait to see what he can do for not only this country, but this world. today i am so very proud to be a part of this nation and a part of this beautiful planet.

happy inauguration day!!!

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