This picture is great, and while it has boosted my day, it isn’t one of the reasons why I’m excited.  ——->

1.  Today is President-Elect Obama’s day of inauguration, a historic event that I’m sure will be on everyone’s minds around noon (I’ll be watching).  I’ve always kind of liked Obama, mostly because of his ability to use new avenues of communication and connection to arouse an entire generation to vote. My generation is a tough one to reach – especially with important issues – so it was refreshing to see my peers rise up and have their voices heard.

Even though I’m a registered Democrat, during this election I was much more focused on choosing a candidate that fell into the mold of what to me makes a good leader. I’m not concerned about advancing the party, mostly because I disagree with the bipartisan quarrelling that has plagued our government for over 40 years.  I’m tired of choosing A or B. Let’s have an option C, or at least an environment where option C can compete, but that’s a whole other soap box. Obama, to me, has what it takes to lead the country successfully. I’m not saying that he can fix everything that’s wrong with this country overnight. I just think that under his leadership, we can be taken in the direction that we need to go as a people.

The next few years are going to be tough, but I’m thankful for it. Many people need a taste of what “want” is and how the world is not just about them *cough* Wall St. *cough*. I do have to wonder though what industry will flourish in this time of challenge.  The entire cosmetics industry blossomed out of the Great Depression. We’ll just have to wait and see.

2. It’s a Tuesday.  One step closer to the weekend.

3. In Dr. Brassard’s Mystical Writers class, we get to have our first discussion of Doris Lessing’s Briefing for a Descent into Hell. I usually get excited about literature, but in this case, I’m really excited about having the discussion. This book really confuses me, but I marvel at Lessing’s ability to transition from a man on an island to our entire existence as an interconnected, interdependent system. Fantastic writing so far, although the first 60-100 pages were very hard to slog through.

4. PRSSA Meeting at 9:30 PM – first of the semester. If you know me, you know how much I care about the members and I do my best to create an environment for them that cultivates learning and growth as a public relations professional. I see so much potential in each and every one of the members. This semester looks to be our best yet.  I’m really excited about developing the resources guide!

5.  When I logged into iGoogle today, my quote of the day was this:

“We are here and it is now. Further than that all human knowledge is moonshine.” – H.L. Mencken

It’s going to be a really good day.

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