I can't believe I missed the actual date, but this past Tuesday marked the fourth anniversary of when I made the best decision of my life: I blew off law school and flew to West Virginia because it was important.
It's still important.
For anyone out there feeling helpless at the politics of the day, feeling hopeless that things can change, empower yourself. You're free. You can change your life, your setting, and maybe the world. Eventually.
I relish my campaign experience. I dwell on it, from it, within it. It reminds me that I own my life. That sounds stupid - moreso to anyone who has forgotton or who hasn't yet learned she owns hers too.
Mountaineers are always free.