Who am I? My favorite answer to that question is that I am “just a mom.” In November my husband and I will have been married 25 years and we have three children. When our middle child was getting ready to go to college she was lamenting about the fact that she didn’t know what she wanted to major in and told me she didn’t want to be “just a mom” like me. Of course, that statement felt like a sucker punch to the belly and caused me to wonder if we made the right choices while raising our family… including our 9 year stint homeschooling. Our trial and error parenting style would probably most accurately be summed up by handing out I SURVIVED buttons to all involved!
Back to politics… I have to admit that I am guilty of voter apathy and I’m pretty sure I’m not alone. I’m not going to lie. For me, keeping up with the who’s who and issues is not fun. It’s a lot of work! I go to the trouble every four years during the presidential elections but... the rest of the time, no. If you were to liken me to someone running a race I would not be the person that trained for it… I’d be the person on the side of the road requiring the attention of paramedics. As with any discipline there needs to be consistency and I am consistently inconsistent. When I hear someone say their vote doesn’t matter so they don’t bother I always say that isn’t true. But, do my actions back that up?