So I have taken a bit of a hiatus from politics. More than a hiatus.
I moved to Colorado Springs in November after a losing congressional race. It is a beautiful place. I am here with my beautiful man. I am happy. I thought maybe I would use this time to breakaway a bit and do something normal for a change. However, upon finding seasons 1-7 of West Wing on sale at Best Buy, I am beginning to get that “itch” again.
There doesn’t seem to be too much out here, work wise. I just have to keep trucking along to see what comes about. I am missing the action, the chaos and the adrenaline of it all. Sadly. Everyone said this would happen. Seemingly, politics is like some sort of crazy addiction. It’s so easy to develop a love/hate relationship with it.
I am going to be helping out at the local party here later today. Should be interesting. I am excited to meet some new people in a new place. Strange to be out of my element and away from Staten Island. Strange … in a good way, I suppose. We shall see,
Just got back home from Charlotte, NC. Being a delegate for President Obama is something that I will always be very proud of. I wonder if I will ever have such a privledge again. Who knows what the future holds.
I met so many great people. This trip certainly reinvigorated my love for politics. It bought me back down to the reason I got into it in the first place. As cheesy as it may sound, or better yet, as cliche as it may sound Obama was the person who inspired me to get into this field and I think I came a pretty long way from 2008 just watching him on my TV, youtubing him, researching, learning, etc. I liked what he was saying, I agreed with him on so many issues and I believed in Obama. That was me at 18 and then I started working in politics. It definitely jades you, anything you do can after a while. All I know is four years later I have a better grasp on issues, I have a better knowledge of self and I know what I believe. I changed a lot, but not that much. Last night I was truly reminded of what it means to be inspired in politics. The last few days confirmed my aligned values with most of the democrat parties platform and mostly, I think I needed this to put me in the right direction moving forward and not lose sight of what I take pleasure in when it comes to Politics- what I really do take pleasure in is government and helping people.
Next few years of life should be interesting. I am so grateful that I had this experience.