Eleven more days...just a little over a week until we find out the results of this election. And I'll be very honest, I'm nervous. Not because I might not win, but I'm attempting to remain "cautiously optimistic" and I've been hearing from many people "hey, I voted for you." It's wonderful to hear, but if I let it go to my head, then I take it for granted, which is something I cannot do.
All of the community forums (that I know of) are done. The only thing left to do is pound the pavement, which for someone who is prone to migraines, is difficult to do. There are so many other things going on in my life, like school, work, taking care of my family. There's one thing I have learned throughout this campaign. If you don't take care of yourself, then you won't be able to continue.
So in this final week and four days, I think of everything I need to do. Then I take a break and work on homework or do a load of laundry. I keep thinking of Dory in "Finding Nemo." Just keep swimming.
P.S. Another thing I want to address in this blog for anyone who may think of running for public office, there is no greater feeling than seeing your name on a ballot! When I went to vote earlier this week at the Courthouse, I got into the voting area and saw my name on the computer screen. I looked at it for a moment and smiled and I hit the button next to my name. I wanted to shout to the room, "hey, that's me!" but all I could do was giggle because electioneering is not allowed. :)