It’s been one day short of a week since the historic election. Many that I have talked to have expressed the same feelings I have. There is a new sense of hope; a sense that things can change. I hadn’t realized the extent of the depression I have been in. It is hard to know such things while in the midst of them; it is only when we are able to look back that we can see what really was. The shift in the attitude of our nation has fostered a shift in my own attitude. I have been weighted down by the heaviness and fear, the the anxiety of the what might happen. On election night I broke down, surprised and relieved by my tears. There is hope. If our nation can change, so can I. I celebrate possibility!