Catching Up.

I feel the need to write something non-political, although, I have to admit that all the thoughts in my head revolve around politics at the moment.

I have a lot to catch up on over the next few weeks. People to see, a bedroom to clean, books to read, journal-ing to catch up on, a sleep schedule to fix, and a running plan to put back into action. I’m starting today by cleaning the refrigerator and getting a haircut. And taking a nap. Heck, I may even take two.

It’s hard to make your mind focus on something other than the topic it has focused on for 17 months. Redirecting down a related rabbit trail is easier. For example, what have I learned? I’ve learned how to plan a killer fundraiser (Thank you, Janet). I’ve learned that there are some numbers and math that I do love. I know the way to Albany like the back of my hand. And how to get to Chick-fil-A and Zaxby’s once I get there. I’ve learned how to accomplish a lot in a very short amount of time. Discipline has become my new best friend. I’ve learned that I can stand up for myself. And that no one defines me but me.

Seventeen months is a long time and waking up yesterday morning, wondering what exactly it was I was supposed to do was interesting, to say the least. So, after writing some letters, experiencing a few testy moments, and finally saying to myself “God is good in every moment of life, even this one”, I took a nap, wrote some more, and chatted with a wise friend who told me to take the next few days to only do things that I want to do.

So, today I have cleaned the fridge and I am going to get my hair cut. And then I am going to take a nap…just so the one I am about to take doesn’t feel alone.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Adam says:

    I sure you heard this from your parents many times, but what is one more time. I am so proud of you and what you have done. No matter what political party you would have been affiliated with; you put so much love, passion and time into two campaigns. And you look at what lessons you learned through your postmortem of events. And that quality is priceless in itself as well.
    I am proud to call you my friend. and I am very fortunate to have met and worked with you and your wonderful family.
    I wish nothing but success in anything and everything you do.

    Adam Smith


  2. Kelly Darr says:


    I feel your sentiments and wonder how long will it be till we are not talking politics anymore. I too woke up wondering and am still in that process of where do we go from here. It has been a delight to meet you and your family during this campaign process and you did an amazing job on both campaign’s. Enjoy your next few days and I look forward to reading your blog. I wish you great success in where life leads you.



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