I moved to the United States when I was nine years old. I have amazing parents that sacrificed their lives in search of something better. Something better that our native country didn't provide. They raised me to be a strong and independent woman. To be proud of my new culture and to be deeply rooted in my European one. Because of their sacrifices I was able to graduate from Marquette University and open my own business. Because of how they raised me I felt comfortable moving across the world after graduation. Living as an expat for seven years in five countries was an eye opening and humbling experience. Though our country isn't without it's issues, America has given me a lot.
So this election year I voted.
I voted as an immigrant.
I voted as a small business owner.
I voted as a mother.
I voted as an American.
But most of all, I voted.
And that's what it's all about. That's what America is all about. It's tolerant and accepting. So no matter what your political views are, go vote. Make a difference and be proud of it.