If I Were the POTUS… and a birthday!

November 6, 2012·

[Jacket: JCrew (similar) | Sweater: Target | Polka Dot Chambray: Old Navy | Flats: Target]

Unintentionally when I was putting this post together, I suddenly realized that this was a very patriotic looking outfit. Or something. I mean you have the red, white, and blue. And leopard. You know, because every red-blooded American wears leopard. Or something.

This is not going to be a political post, because that’s just not how I roll. However, because it’s #NaBloPoMo, and I’m really trying to re-energize my writing and whatnot, I thought I’d answer today’s prompt:

If you were President of the United States [POTUS], what would be your first act in office?

OKAY, well, I’d paint the White House pink, turn the White House kitchen into a fully functioning Chipotle, have a Diet Coke fountain tap on every floor, and have a sound system running through the West Wing that played a good mix of Dave Matthews Band and Eric Church songs on demand.

I mean, I’m just saying.

Aren’t you glad I’m not running for president?

But in all seriousness, I tried to think and think and think what I would do as my first act in office if I legitimately ran for president. And the truth is, I think that at the end of the day, the president is just one person. A man (or woman) who is imperfect and simply can’t do it all. No one can. It’s quite literally, IMPOSSIBLE for one person to “do it all” and make this country into what each of us want it to be in our hearts and minds. It’s just not that simple. And that’s okay.

So, whether President Obama or Governor Romney win today’s election, the truth is, they are each just one man – men who are both great leaders who are both very smart, but both are very flawed. And when we place too much stock in just one man, we are only going to be disappointed and let down.

I encourage you to respect each other’s differences today (and every day), be civil with one another, and pray for our leaders. Pray for President Obama and pray for Governor Romney – they’re gonna need it. Big time. Now, in the famous words of Forrest Gump – that’s all I have to say about that.

I turn the question over to you: what would YOU do as your first act in office if you were to be elected president?

So yes, today is Election Day. However, today is also my sister’s birthday!

This is Bridgid and me on her wedding day in 2006: And this is me and Bridgid on my wedding day last February:Even though Bridgid and I are far apart in age, we’ve always been close. It’s been such a blessing living so close to her these past three years. She’s an AMAZING sister, an even more amazing mother to my nephew, and an even MORE amazing wife to my brother-in-law. She’s one of the most caring and loving people I know. We’ve been through A LOT in our lives, but it’s only brought us closer.

Bridgid, I don’t say it often enough, but you mean the world to me and you’re an amazing sister and I’m so lucky to have you in my life. I love you! Happy Birthday!!

And Happy Tuesday, everyone!