I voted for the first time-ever tonight (yahoo!!), thanks to my new U.S. citizenship.
It was rather...anticlimactic.
But it was important. It's something I've wanted to do for a long time. I needed some help as I navigated the voting machine and selected candidates. The nice elderly gentleman in the red sweater was quite patient with me.
(I was surprised at how antiquated the machine seemed. A turn dial instead of touchpad? But I digress.)
I must confess, I relished telling everyone -- the lady who gave me my form, the one who checked my ID and the one who gave me my number -- that it was my first time :)
Then I waltzed out of there and texted my family. "Congrats on your newfound freedom," my eldest sister, Yemi, told me.
Now it's on to November and the presidential elections.