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The nuclear advocacy blog
I have a new post at my meredithangwin.com website blog. I call that blog the Nuclear Advocacy blog, because my posts are all about advocacy, rather than general news.
My latest post is Joy and Celebration: Part of the Activist Toolkit. Advocates saved the Illinois nuclear plants. Time to celebrate!
In many circumstances, celebrating a win might be just, "Of course we celebrate. That just goes without saying." However, I think that nuclear advocates sometimes skip that step. We tend to look at the work-that-lies-ahead, which is admirable. But it is also admirable to celebrate, because it is helps us stay motivated. "YES! We DID this!" That's a good feeling, and makes us want to go out and do this again!
My husband used to be a member of the Western Wheelers bicycling club, and he often rode the Sequoia Century (and part-Centuries with the kids, when the kids were younger). He told me when that when he was bicycling up a hill, he never looked up at the top of the hill. It always felt discouraging to look at the top. He said: "I just keep pedaling." Good advice for everyone.
And when you get to the top, celebrate!
And please visit my new blog if you can! I have a few posts up there already....