Today I reached out to the Democratic Party headquarters in my hometown. It was just a phone call and I am sure I sounded unsure of myself, but it was a start. We agreed to talk again next week and I am planning to go to their next meeting in February to present this project.
If you are anything like me, it is always the first step that paralyses, so this was terrifying. But, after hanging up the phone, I realized two things:
1.)This project was now something concrete to me, something that wasn't just on a computer screen.
2.)I felt more hopeful than I did before I made the call.
So, over the next few days, when you are reading the news with a pit in your stomach, when everything seems too awful to comprehend, take a first step in your own hometown. It doesn't need to be big, it just needs to be a beginning. And when you do take this first step, please share. We need inspiration more than we need fear.