Being a lifelong Cubs fan comes with massive quantities of hope and disappointment. Hope begins every spring and is often dashed before the All-star break. But not this year. This year the hope stayed alive – not just through July, but August, September and even October. Even down 3 games to 1 in the world series barely dampened that hope. Games 5 and 6 sent us over he edge. Could this actually happen? And last night, fans that have waited far longer than my 40 years, collectively held our breath as a lifelong dream came true. The Chicago Cubs are the 2016 World Series Champions! 108 years of being loveable losers is over. As a southern transplant, I wish nothing more than I could be in Chicago right now, but instead, my two little Cubs fans and I are just on cloud 9 and we’re screaming loud from Georgia last night. Thank you Cubs for an amazing season. As a fan, I couldn’t ask for more.