The only thing I ever wanted to be when I was a kid was the President of the United States. Seriously.
I wrote letters to G.W. Bush when he was in office, detailing my plans to be the first woman President, wrote about it in school essays, and was never shy about my aspirations. I got involved in politics from an early age too, voicing my opinion to the City Council, writing letters to the editor of the local newspaper, and by and large being an involved young citizen.
Somewhere along the way things changed and I lost most of that fire, but, I have to say, it's pretty darn magical to watch the DNC this week, as Hillary finally breaks through that glass ceiling and takes the reigns of the Democratic Party. If you haven't seen this (albeit super cheesy) video of her symbolically breaking the glass ceiling, give it a watch:
Something she says towards the end really irks me though. She says "and if you're a little girl out there watching, you could be next."
No- Hillary! You have to be 35 to run for President. I don't want to wait until the little girls watching you grow up to be our next woman President. How about the 30 year old women watching you, or the 40 year olds, or the 50 year olds?
Let's make change happen now!