I’m compelled to dedicate the next four years of my life to service because I’m so unsure of how or where to start. I’m unsure of whether or not I can make any difference. I’m unsure of whether I have the power to change the things that I see threatening our collective future. I’m unsure of the difference or impact I’ll make, and I’m unsure of how others will respond.

But I am certain that we need each other now more than ever. I’m certain that the very real fears that threaten our collective future must be confronted and challenged by ordinary people. I’m certain that, as Bill Clinton has often said, we are condemned to share the future together - the only question is the manner in which we will share it. And I’m certain that we are our own solutions.

I don’t know how, where, when, or even the whos. But I know the why. And so I will spend the next four years in service to our collective future, despite my uncertainties. Because, as Paulo Freire suggested, “we make the road by walking.”