I voted early this morning.
I was so excited and enthusiastic. I literally squealed when I saw my name and signature in the electoral register. I had had nightmares about my name not being in there because I became a citizen and registered so recently and was all prepared for requesting a provisional ballot. Turns out the admin for voting runs more smoothly than most American bureaucracies I have had to deal with.
Five years of living in a country while not enfranchised to vote has been stressful. I am raising my kids here and I pay taxes here and I intend to stay here so I am invested in this country. Today I was relieved to be able to exercise my right and responsibility as a US citizen.