Life's tough and then your candidate wins.
This has been one crazy ride and all I can say to the few of you that voted differently than I did, I cried for 4 solid days straight 4 years ago. And it wasn't just tiny tears, but out-right grief sobbing. So I know how you feel.
When Trump announced his candidacy to run I was ecstatic. And then annoyed with him with his "hoof & mouth" and felt he was going to blow it, but I kept telling myself words are things and in my world he has proven to be his name in everything he does. There was no way I was ever going to vote for HRC, and it had nothing to do with her being a woman (or Obama being black), I just feel she is extremely corrupt and evil. One day I hope we can have a woman president but she was not the one I could stand behind.
About 3 weeks ago I started really believing Trump was going to pull it off and my inner Diana started to calm down. Even though California is a blue state, my trip down south to Sgt. Owen's funeral showed so many signs for Trump and the only single one I saw for Hillary was a spray-painted plywood board that read "Hillary for Prison". I drove through poor and wealthy neighborhoods (1048 miles to be exact) and saw so many Trump signs. There truly was a movement for this man. I also saw a tremendous amount of people coming together and praying, of which I did plenty (and still continue to do for his success & safety in the WH). It was a good day here, on Tuesday for Bill & I. And half of America.
Having said all of this, I rode about 7 miles with Donna yesterday on my big ride with Khaliq. I knew she had a bad day on Tuesday and she remembered 4 years ago my uncontrollable crying. I feel for her and we could laugh about it because she's cool like that. I love her and see no reason to argue and lose a friendship over an election. I feel that about all of my liberal friends. Bill & I are really good at "scrolling past" and it's ok to not engage in a fight you aren't going to win. So with this I am so thankful for this win, but most important I am thankful for all of my friends regardless of differing views.