Brave New World

It’s no exaggeration to say we’re in a different world than the one we woke up in on election day. Or that I’d felt paralyzed by fear and disbelief following the results.

But a week later I’d had enough of that.  I looked at my life, weighed where I could squeeze in time and mental resources to do more, did some research, had a little convo with my husband, and made some decisions.

Most of us, I think, tend to find our place in life and decide This is who I am. And when presented with something outside of that scope, think, I can’t do that — I don’t know enough, haven’t done enough, don’t have the right credentials, the right experience.

Not Betsy DeVos, apparently, but that’s a topic for another day.

Times like these, however, demand that we stretch and reimagine what’s possible and what we can do to make what’s possible happen.

We can do more. We can be more. And it’s never been more important to try.