Today I will rise early.
I will drink my coffee and check my email from my kitchen table.
I'll then shower under abnormally hot water and, as I lather up, I'll watch the mist evaporate out the window and up into the chilly fall elements.
Just like I do any day.
I'll take a bumpy bus from my neighborhood to the financial district.
I'll answer a plethora of work calls.
I'll sit in conference rooms and engage with peers.
I'll grumble with my colleagues about something or other.
We'll laugh about how stressed we are.
Just like we do every other day.
I'll GChat with Jay about dinner plans.
I'll tell myself to avoid eye contact with the leftover halloween candy in the kitchen.
I'll look outside at the tops of skyscrapers that fall below our floor as I wait for my copies to emerge.
I'll run my fingers through my bangs.
I'll sip cups of lemon tea while I type away.
I'll reapply my lipstick 50 times.
Just like any other day.
It will be just like any other day at work.
And hopefully, it will be the last one with that pesky ceiling above me.
Happy election day, America!