It's a new year, and it's also my debut year! 2021 should be a wonderful year.
But it didn't start out so well, did it?
As everyone knows by now, on Wednesday, January 6th, insurrectionists (i.e. Trump followers who refused to accept the fair and accurate vote count that made Joe Biden our next President) stormed the US Capitol building, where lawmakers were gathered for the usually-ceremonial act of counting the Electoral College votes. This violence ultimately resulted in five deaths and excessive damage.
Were you glued to the news as I was?
Normally, I never watch TV news, but from 3 pm to 7 pm, I couldn't tear myself away from CNN, watching with growing horror, sickened that something like this could happen at all in our country.
And, yes, that day also happened to be my cover reveal day.
Obviously, this minor news was soon eclipsed by the raging mob that took over the Capitol for a few hours. We still need answers about why this was allowed to happen, why the Capitol Police were overwhelmed so easily and why it took the National Guard so long to get there and quell the riot.
I sincerely hope there is no more violence before Biden is sworn in next Wednesday. And especially not during the Inauguration!