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A Day of Mourning

Today is the day.

Today is the day where we must pick ourselves up and keep going. Today is the day that we must turn the anger and pain that we feel and use it as fuel to achieve greatness. Today is the day that we must do something good. Today is the day where we remember love trumps hate.

Yes America has failed me. Today isn’t the first time in history that I have been failed and it certainly won’t be the last. But we must continue the work that Barack Obama started and never forget his legacy.

On November 12th my mother and I had a conversation that I will always remember. After listening to Van Jones commentary on what to say to his children the morning after Trump won, (watch here) my mother told me that all I can do is just work harder. She told me nothing will ever be given to me and that I will have to continue to work hard and work harder for anything I want. She told me that there are certainly going to be people that are going to try and stop me and I will encounter people that I will have to work with from many different backgrounds and political views but that must not stop me from achieving what I want.

Those words of encouragement helped me get through that day and this day.

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