Here we go

Two nights ago I made a rash decision. I want to be on the School Board.

It is something I have thought about for a long time but self doubt always got the best of me and I thought I could not do it. I don’t know what was going on that night that I told myself I could.

I knew that I needed to act immediately. I knew that if I waited to think about it self doubt would creep in and I wouldn’t do it. I immediately sent a message to a local woman I know who has gone through a training course that helps women prepare to run for office. We are meeting next week for lunch. I contacted a friend who volunteers as an advocate for kids in foster care. We are meeting tonight for a drink. Today I started the process to mentor a middle school kid and have lunch with them weekly.

I have never been to a local school board meeting. I think the last one I went to in general is one where my mom was named Superintendent 3,000 miles away. I don’t know who my School Board representative is. I have total impostor syndrome yet I am completely sure I want to do this and I should do this. My goal is to run in 2024. I have 6 years to figure out the steps to do this – take this ride with me.