I was honored to be a guest on Set Lusting Bruce to talk about my experience in New York and how Bruce Springsteen gave me my tattoo, "Bound for Glory." One thing I realized is that we’ve been so preoccupied listening to the stories Springsteen shares that we haven’t realized we have our own to tell.
I was fortunate enough to attend Sharice Davids watch party in Olathe, Kansas last night. I was equally excited as I was anxious. As a young voter, I sincerely believed it to be the most important election I’ve participated in thus far. There was a lot at stake; all 435 seats in the House of Representatives were up for grabs. Candidates across the country were breaking the mold, and I got to be a part of this living history.
As a kid, I remember observing older women around me, taking note, digesting the image. For a long time, I couldn’t distinguish the woman I wanted to be from the one I should be. I didn’t know which one began and which one ended. Now that I’m slowly figuring it out, I know the choices I make let young women know they also have those choices.
So far this autumn has been like one immense mirror. Finally, I’m able to see myself with patience. Most of my life I’ve felt rushed. Rushed to not figure out, but decide who I am and what I want. I’ve always known people are ever-changing, but I never was able to accept myself as temporary.