Since this is something of a personal blog, I figure I can get a bit personal with the whole silly milestone kind of stuff.
California’s presidential primary for the 2016 election is today, and it’s the first primary I’m old enough to vote in. So, it’s pretty exciting! Especially considering just how much of a wild ride it’s been watching the veritable circus this election has been so far. I still remember when things were just kicking off and the Republican side had 17+ candidates with their hats in the ring at once. I also remember when Donald Trump decided to try out and everyone believed he would leave after a month or two with some boosted publicity.
Man, that sure took a way different turn, didn’t it.
Not that his ticket concerns me very much, as I voted Democrat – though I figure that much should be obvious after my slyly inserted roast against Trump in my Merchants of Doubt post.
Here’s the full pay-off. Honestly, it’s objectively not a lot from a physical perspective. A filled out pamphlet, a ballot stub and a sticker. Subjectively, however, I feel pretty patriotic and satisfied just looking at it all together. The feeling of having my voice heard is a wonderful one, especially since California is getting so much more attention in this election than it really ever does. Plus, my family made voting a collective outing this morning before my Dad had to go to work and my sister to school, so it was a pretty fun way to get through my civic duty.
In other not quite so political news, I’m moving up the chain of command on the Daily Titan. Earlier I did my interview with the new Editor in Chief and he already offered me the News Desk Editor position on the paper for this upcoming Fall 2016 semester. So, expect to see a lot more news in my Journalism experience faction of the blog as the summer eventually winds down and school picks back up again!