I was planning on staying away from LJ for most the night and just kind of keeping to myself, but in light of the milestone that has just taken place in my country, I feel the need to express how utterly ecstatic I am!"It's been a long time coming, but...change has come to America."
As I watch Barack Obama deliver is victory speech in Chicago, I can't help but feel so completely overwhelmed by how loud our country spoke today. People of all social, physical, economical, political, and racial backgrounds got out and made a difference. In the largest voter turnout our country has ever seen, history has been firmly made - Barack Obama has been elected the 44th and first African American President of the United States of America. I've always been proud of my country; I've never wished that I was anything but American. But for the first time in a long time, I have faith in my country. I have faith that change has arrived. I know that this victory is not the ultimate change we seek, but the beginning of an uphill battle to reform and rebuild a national unity and heal the divides that hold back our progress. It won't be easy, and I know that the government will not fix all our problems. But I remain hopeful in the fact that my voice was not only heard tonight, but listened to.