This election has made such a strange impact on my life. It has made me reflect on my core beliefs and identify who I am and what is truly important to me as a person and more importantly–what characteristics I believe a leader of this country should possess.
I’m not going to say who I am voting for because that is something that I don’t really want to share with the general population. The beauty of this country is that it was built with a democracy in mind and I still feel as though people are entitled to their own opinions on who they are voting for.
The thing that has been the most eye opening for me is Facebook. I obviously try to go beyond the book to learn about the potential future leaders of our country. The thing is however, most of my “friends” do not. They post and share things that make them look incredibly uneducated and downright animalistic in nature. The verbal attacks I have seen between “friends” and the nasty exchanges quite honestly disgust me. The name-calling, in my opinion–NEEDS TO STOP! As I said in the beginning everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion. However, why are people so outrageously rude when they have an opposing view? One thing that one of my sales mentors, Jayne, told me when I started with Neutrogena was the first person to bring up price always loses. I feel the same way about debates, arguments, and organized discussions…the first person to call someone a name other than the name they are given at birth LOSES. It’s okay to be constructive or even criticize a person, but do so with poise…
My view is that this country needs a representative that is diplomatic. Someone my unborn daughter can look up to as a role model, a person that maybe one day she can become. I honestly have been thinking differently about this election than ever before. I know it is because I am becoming a mom and I have really started to look at everything in life a little differently.
In a perfect world, I want my daughter to be surrounded by uplifting men and women that foster her growth, development, and future career. I want her to think that she can be and do whatever she puts her mind to. I don’t want her to think that she can sit back, be lazy, and still get what she wants. I hope to embody in her a belief that if you work your booty off you will make a wonderful life for yourself. I hope to teach her that life isn’t always rainbows and butterflies. There are going to be times in her future schooling and career where her actions and decisions are questioned. I hope that in those times she stays honest, and can prove that everything she has done in her life is for the right reasons, with kindness and a good heart in mind.
I know parenting a little girl isn’t going to be easy, but I also know I want my little girl to know the sky is the limit. She lives in a country with great privilege, and if by chance she comes across the article that was written about Donald Trump’s son…the one where he said that if women can’t handle the “locker room talk” they don’t deserve to be in the workplace–I hope she stands up and says “Screw you Donald Trump Jr….I deserve to be in the workplace, and I will not tolerate your harassment.” No one should ever feel harassed in their workplace. Women, especially should feel a right to speak out against things that make them feel uncomfortable or insufficient. If you would like to read Donald Trump Jr.’s specific thoughts you can here: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2016/10/14/politics/donald-trump-jr-women-workplace/index.html?client=safari
In closing, when you head to the polls next week. Please think about our future generations and think long and hard about who you want to lead this country. May the best candidate win.
That is all I that I have for today…
Sorry to get all political on you, I hope you still have a fun day 🙂
Here is my picture of the day…
You are never too old to dress up in costume and trick-or-treat!!!!! There are 5 women in this picture that not only deserve to be in the workplace, but let me tell you we have rocked the workplace–and will continue to do so!