As you may already know, I am running for a seat in the First District of Grand Traverse County as County Commissioner.
This last (Father’s Day) weekend I did something i have not done in 20 years. I actually biked for over 20 miles total within two days. I visited registered voters around the district by bicycle, and in the process let them know that there are other choices besides the one which already occupies the seat.
I didn’t think I would enjoy campaigning. I realize now… I do. I really do.
I have really taken to meeting the people of the district, and actually getting positive (and some constructive) feedback. In a way, I wish I had a few more hours in the day so I could afford the time to do more. Unfortunately I need to work to keep the doors open to the business as a matter of survival. The only other drawback is that it cuts into my writing time, but I’ll just have to adjust.
Funny how something that could have seemed like such a chore could actually be so rewarding. Of course I had to replace the seat of my bike.. and had to nurse my own seat.
Did I mention I rode 20 miles over two days?
OK.. maybe not so easy… but definitely rewarding.