It’s Saturday morning, November 7, 2020. During the night of the election, I was super excited because I’ve never been interested in politics until recently. I was also nervous because politics is so complex and given what’s been happening recently, it’s a bit scary.
I’m writing this blog post for myself – not for anyone else, but for me to look back in the future. I wasn’t involved in any of the past election, but I really do hope to be involved in future elections, whether it be volunteering or just simply learning more and voting.
- 2008, it was between John McCain (Republican) and Barack Obama (Democratic).
- 2012, it was between Mitt Romney (Republican) and Barack Obama (Democratic).
- 2016, it was between Donald Trump (Republican) and Hillary Clinton (Democratic).
- Now, in 2020, it’s between Donald Trump (Republican) and Joe Biden (Democratic).
As I’m writing this, we have not *officially* elected a president yet.
I’m conflicted. One part of me wants to talk about politics, but another part of me feels that we shouldn’t talk about politics. I’m not going in-depth or talk about who I voted for, but I’m just glad to be American.
Hearing how my parents (mom, dad, and stepmom) grew up in Vietnam, makes me appreciate what America has. America is truly the land of opportunity. My parents have a much better life in America than they did in Vietnam.
My family story is not uncommon.
They left their family and a country of familiarity to move to America. I love my parents and I have a lot of respect for them. I know I would not be able to do what they did.
My mom grew up in Vietnam with 6 other siblings. Her oldest sister and brother were sponsored by a family in Utah. Years later, her two siblings were able to sponsor the whole family over to America. My mom moved to Utah when she was 14 years old.
My dad’s story is a bit more complicated. He lived in other countries for a while before finally being able to move to America.
Hearing their stories and how they grew up definitely makes me love America and how I’m proud to be American. With that being said, what is happening with the election!? The news give me a headache, so I don’t even know where to find my answer without going down in a deep rabbit hole, haha.
Our government have so many layers so I’m confident that whoever is elected president, we will not spiral out of control. Of course, I have a candidate I voted for and I would want for that person to be elected, but whoever America voted for, should be president.
That’s the beauty of America. I love America and I’m blessed for this amazing and wonderful life I have.
Okay, I’m done with my little ‘I love America‘ rant. I hope you had a great day!