Whoever still reads my blog has probably noticed the scarcity in which I’ve posted the last several months. I do have a very good reason for that. I ran for public office and I lost. In the very wise words of my son “Mom even if you lose the election you’ll still be a winner because you’ve got us!” Love that kid!!
Several observations about running for public office.
1. Campaigning sucks.
2. Losing sucks more than campaigning.
3. For a school board election, it got extremely political.
For some reason everyone decided to run for school board this year. In my place there were three of us. The other woman (who won) works for the Republican County Commissioner, so you can probably imagine the support she had. The guy who ran and I had a split Democratic party working for us. I lost by 131 votes but considering the competition I was up against and living in a Republican community, it could have been worse. In the meantime this has given me an amazing support base if I run again but even if I don’t I have gotten to know so many more people in my community than I would have otherwise. There are some amazing people in my town and I have a huge group of friends who were extremely supportive which I feel blessed for having.
So that’s what I’ve been doing for the last three months. I have been knitting though, a dress of my own design that is almost complete! YAY! Pictures soon. 🙂