Saturday, January 5, 2008

Raucous Caucus

I have to make a comment on the Iowa results. I was listening to the news about the Iowa caucus and was glad to see so many people turned out with poor weather conditions to vote. The Dems had a bigger turnout than the Repubs which I found interesting. I was glad to see Obama do well. It's hard to say how this will turn out over the long days ahead but it is gratifying to see that people take him seriously. I like him and I like what I hear him saying. As one of the blogs I read stated, he made history by winning in Iowa regardless of how things go from now on.

This makes me wonder what makes a person want so much responsibility. There must be ego and conviction. To me, trying to effect change in DC would be like trying to push an elephant up a hill--you can strain and strain only to have the whole thing come crashing back on you, crushing you in the end.

I used to take on way too much at work, letting my ego volunteer me for everything. And it almost burned me out. Now, I'm trying to divest myself of as much as I can at work. I am selective about which proposals I review, I don't volunteer to be on as many committees and I do my best to prioritize what I have to do ahead of what I might like to do. I don't know whether this is a result of the program but something definitely is different. It seems the Keep It Simple and First Things First slogans are being applied in my job.

And I definitely look forward to the weekends when I can do something or nothing. So to all the presidential candidates, good for you. I'm glad that you want the job. Like they say, somebody has to do it and I'm just glad that it isn't me.


  1. I can't imagine having that much responsibility, or wanting it. I like Obama too, the fact that he won shows the people are changing for the better, & they want change. No more of the 'same ol' same ol'. Hope it lasts thruout the elections.

    I did too, volunteer for everything, then I'd get a resentment cuz I had too much on my plate. I like the 'Keep it Simple' & 'First Things First', also, 'Easy Does It'. I have to catch myself & slow down, sometimes. Have a great week end.

  2. selective about what you do... well, i think that's pure smart living that! it allows you to do at work what you would like and can, plus it also gives you time to do your own private things.

  3. It is going to be an interesting time politically! A marathon not a sprint though.


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