There’s been a bit of frustration expressed at the posting of the Obama icon on the upper left of the blog with a statement encouraging everyone to VOTE, so I wanted to chat a bit about this topic.
I’ve never cared much for politics, I’ve always been one to think that my little vote didn’t matter because nothing would change anyway. I’ve evolved a bit over the past few years, and I found myself very engaged in the run for President in 2008 for a few reasons:
BLOGGING = FREEDOM OF SPEECH
Blogging at its core is about freedom of speech, which I have always advocated. Many may not realize this but I am often offended, or put off by harsh language, insults between individuals or towards me, or opinions that I don’t necessarily agree with. However, I believe wholeheartedly in freedom of expression so I keep mamaV open to all opinions. I believe it is healthy to listen to all sides… and you just might learn a thing or two about your own perceptions of reality.
MAMAV IS ACTUALLY A MOM
Being a mom changes things, suddenly you are concerned about education, worry about being able to provide for your children, and save for their education. This presidential election is like none I have seen before, and it is more important than ever to cast your vote.
DON"T BOX ME IN
I know we talk eating disorders here, but we also talk life. We talk about positive influence, generosity, feelings, and much, much more. Just because many of you are struggling with an ED doesn’t mean you can’t handle thinking about the world at large. In fact, I think it may help you to peer outside of yourselves.
Think about voting, whatever direction you go is great. Just be you.
Respect the fact that I like Obama, and don’t freak about it….frankly it’s kind of irritating.