Dear Travel Diary,
When I woke up to headlines reading, “Donald Trump is Elected President” I was in shock and in disbelief.
How is this possible? Is this an Onion article?
I went to bed at 2am in Portugal as ballots were being counted in Texas. I knew there was a lot of red on that map, but I was certain that as the counts started heading west, the blue would catch up.
When I woke up around 8am, I stared at the map. The blue didn’t appear until it hit the states touching the Pacific Ocean – the states with no more land beyond it.
Trying to make sense of the election results, I’ve spent a lot of time researching and analyzing.
What I’ve learned will now forever change my outlook on life.