Election Day 2020. It's a day that, regardless of how things turn out, will go down in the history books as hopefully a famous day (and not an infamous one).
Writing an article for publication on this day feels like an important responsibility. We’ve all been through a lot this year. We’ve had our lives turned upside down in so many ways. Many of us have, at times, been saddened, worried, and maybe a little fearful. And it hasn’t just been the virus and its effects that have caused these feelings. The events that have gone on around us, in some ways, have been unimaginable.
If someone would have told you last November all the things that have happened so far in 2020, from the virus, to the shutdown, to the civil unrest, the fires out west, and the 26 named storms in the Atlantic basin (and we still have a month of hurricane season left), would you have believed it? I don’t know if I would have. Plausible? OK, maybe. But really, all that in less than a year? Now, let’s throw in an election where it seems like everyone in the country is either on one side or the other, and there is no middle ground (though I’m sure there is a middle group that may be larger than anyone really knows).
All of this may feel like it’s just too much to bear. Today I’m here to tell you, fear not.