I’ve written blogs on several different platforms and outlets. Some witty or sarcastic, some educational, some serious, some even as rebuttals to what seems like a diminishing art form of journalism. For this site though, I want to do something different. I want to journal the journey. This is my first campaign. I am as much of an outsider as one can be. I’ll be learning on the fly, but I am lucky to have some very good advisors, all of whom probably think this is a bad idea. So here goes….
My first entry will be short and sweet, because that is how I’m feeling at seven days in. Overwhelmed with joy and short on time. The phone calls, text messages, Facebook messages, retweets, shares, and well-wishes are more than I ever hoped for. Of course I hoped for a lot of support, and I still do. I know it will require the entire community to embrace me to make this campaign a success, but I expected more resistance at first. More inertia to overcome. Right now it feels like we are running downhill with the wind at our backs! This is a lot of fun, and a lot of work, and I can’t wait to see where the next day leads us, because we are just buttoning up and getting ready to roll!