Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

All we can do is wait


A nod to Justice Ginsburg with the pearls.

As my husband said, after we delivered the last campaign yard sign to our last assigned precinct last night, “All we have to do now is vote.” And now that we’ve done that, well…all that’s left, after months of discussion and work and meetings, well, all that’s left to do is wait.

I’m hoping you’re all waiting patiently too. This year it’s going to take a lot of patience, and perhaps it’s best not to spend too much time watching those pundits on TV tonight. Maybe play a game, or watch a movie, even get to bed early and catch up on some sleep.

Tomorrow will come soon enough and if we’re very lucky we’ll know the results then. But we may need even more patience, days or weeks of patience.

I guess, thinking about it, I’m wrong when I say all that’s left to do is wait. I think it’s also our jobs to keep things peaceful, tamp down the rhetoric, keep family and friends calm. Come to think of it, that might be the most important thing we do during this election cycle after all.

Wishing all of you a peaceful, restful evening this election day, and in the days ahead.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

15 thoughts on “All we can do is wait

  1. We are a family of media hounds, which means we’ll be up late watching the returns. But I do understand the need to take a break. Fingers, toes, and everything else crossed that a big change is coming.


  2. It may be awhile before we know, truthfully, who wins anyway.


  3. Did you vote in person today? I voted by absentee ballot at the earliest opportunity, and my sticker said, “I voted by mail.”


  4. It is hard to believe stores in NY are boarded up in anticipation of rioting. I feel the snakes have been let out of their bag and there is no pushing them back in… the world has changed so in the last 4 years. I am scared and worried …


  5. I agree – lets “keep things peaceful”

    well said Dawn


  6. Nicely said… and it’s really up to us to make change.
    Love the pearls!


  7. Waiting along with you. A long night with only a little sleep.


  8. Thank you, Dawn. I kept the TV off last night, but still couldn’t sleep. And this morning, well, I need reminders about patience.


  9. When I was a working journalist, I spent many an election night up late, waiting for the results to come in. Now, I find myself avoiding TV with its talking heads and their early predictions of gloom and doom. I tucked in with a good mystery and called it a night early! There will be plenty of time in the days and weeks ahead to digest what happened.


  10. I focused on waiting in my last post, too. It’s difficult to remain calm, but what other choice do we have? Have heard nothing definitive yet, and I so want to know the final outcome.


  11. keep calm and carry on! Sooner or later they will figure it out! 🙂


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