25 years ago a tiny me sat in a restaurant booth with my parents, quietly studying the paper placemat on the table depicting all of America's presidents.
Me: "Why are there no women on here?"
My mom: "Well, honey. None have been elected yet."
Me: "Then I will be the first one."
Today we took another step closer to rectifying that. I'll get over not being the first one to do it.
Hillary Clinton just became the first woman to win a major party nomination for President of the United States.
It took us 240 years as a country and nearly 100 years of women's suffrage but we did it.
I repeat, this is not a drill. The euphoria and overwhelming gratitude women all over this country are feeling is real.
And despite some very vocal, media-savvy protestors, the Democratic party appears to be unifying to defeat Donald Trump in November. A very kind friend at the convention texted me a picture of my home state's (Washington) delegates pledging their votes to Hillary. Despite the media coverage, he reports that yesterday was "mostly civil and an exciting, unifying day."
All the feels.
If you haven't yet seen it, I implore you to watch Michelle Obama bring the house down with her speech last night.
And if you're still in need of a cry, watch this woman, born before women could vote (!), pledge her state's votes to Hillary.
Now, there's work to do. Go to hillaryclinton.com and sign up to volunteer. Get people registered, fundraise, make phone calls, and do everything you can to ensure Donald Trump is not our next president.