I'm not going to lie: After this most recent election, I was devastated. I lay in bed for hours at a time, crying and depressed. I began taking off time from high school to go home and mourn; it felt as though someone had died. There was this deep feeling of emptiness and pain that I felt was floating above me. I had volunteered quite a lot this past election and I was so incredibly inspired by Hillary.
By accident one night, I played my campaign music playlist off of my phone and the beginning notes of "Fight Song" came on. I went to turn it off; the song had been the unofficial campaign song for the campaign and made my heart twist from inside my chest. But then these lyrics spoke to me:
"This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I'm all right song
My power's turned on
Starting right now I'll be strong
I'll play my fight song
And I don't really care if nobody else believes
'Cause I've still got a lot of fight left in me
I began crying and singing along to the song. For the first time since the election, I felt some hope again. I felt strong and unbreakable. Now when I look at Hillary, hurt but unbroken despite the tragedy of the past election, I am inspired to fight on. Whenever I need cheering up now, I listen to "Fight Song" and think that if Hillary is still fighting now, so can I.