I applied for and then was honored to win a seat at tomorrow’s State of the Union TweetUp at the White House. I’ll be live-tweeting the entire State of the Union from the Executive Office Building (where most of the staff from the White House does their work) where I will also question and listen to a panel with these incredible folks.
In all the flutter and hustle of arranging for transport and a couch to sleep on with a few days notice, preparing myself in the big ways (researching what I can expect from the President tomorrow, what he’s said in the past, what folks want him to say, what dog whistles to listen for) and little ways (deciding which pants and jacket, which shoes, which hoes) I feel incredibly rooted. This is the kind of work I enjoy doing; this is the place I want to be.
Reading over the bios of the panelists, I can feel myself making a commitment, taking notes as to how they got there, how they scrambled their way to a place where they could make national policy. I could feel myself deciding to do those things. Giving myself a timeline, an end goal, a plan.
Tomorrow, I’ll be at the White House.
It’s where I want to be.
“You know that in nine hundred years of time and space and I’ve never met anybody who wasn’t important.”–The Doctor