Greetings, Henderson County! As the aroma of Thanksgiving feasts fills the air and I multitask between frying two turkeys and concocting the perfect filling (without setting anything on fire), I find myself in a reflective mood. Yes, right in the midst of culinary chaos and campaigning for the Henderson County Board of Commissioners, it’s time for a turkey-filled, laughter-inducing reflection on family values.Picture this: One hand feverishly typing out this blog post, the other frantically chopping celery. A true multitasker in action – a skill I assure you will translate beautifully into multitasking for our county's betterment!
Now, let's talk turkey about family values. As I scramble between writing donation thank you notes and ensuring the fryer doesn’t boil over, it's a moment to cherish the quintessential Thanksgiving values deeply embedded in our families and, yes, in our political aspirations too.
In the midst of a heated debate about county policies, isn’t it uncanny how the need for compromise mirrors the negotiations over which family recipe makes it to the Thanksgiving table? Just as Aunt Cari insists her cranberry sauce reigns supreme, I’ve realized the importance of listening to differing opinions on how to move our county forward.
Ah, the similarities between whipping up a political campaign and whipping up some sweet potatoes! Both require the perfect blend of ingredients, a dash of strategy, and the ability to adapt when things don't quite go as planned. Much like ensuring the filling isn't too runny or too dry, governance demands finding that delicate balance to serve everyone's needs.
As I shuffle between prepping the feast and rallying for your votes, it dawns on me that our family gatherings often mirror the diversity of our community. Just as we come together with our quirks and culinary preferences, the tapestry of Henderson County is woven with an array of perspectives and backgrounds. It’s crucial that we embrace this diversity, just as we cherish the variety of dishes on our Thanksgiving table.
And oh, the valuable lesson of teamwork. I have vast memories of several Thanksgivings. Perhaps it was the year that my cousin’s septic system failed, and we all lent a hand in digging it up. Maybe it was the patience we had as children as dinner was scheduled for 3:00 pm and we didn’t eat until 7:00! As I navigate between campaign team coordination and coordinating multiple dishes simultaneously in the kitchen, the importance of collaboration becomes crystal clear. After all, governance is not a solo endeavor—it's about working together for a common goal, much like orchestrating a seamless Thanksgiving meal.
So, amidst the chaos of pecan pie recipes and policy papers, let’s not forget the essence of family values this Thanksgiving. As we gather around the table, let’s carry forward the spirit of gratitude, inclusivity, and maybe a pinch of humor—because, let's face it, both politics and turkey basting need a good sense of humor to survive!
Here’s to a Thanksgiving filled with delicious food, heartfelt conversations, and a hearty dose of laughter—because, in the end, family values and a well-cooked turkey have a lot more in common than one might think.
Cheers to a fantastic Thanksgiving, Henderson County
Hey there, fellow multitaskers, dedicated parents, and fellow enthusiasts in the wild world of politics! Welcome to my whirlwind of a life, where I'm navigating the incredible journey of running for the Henderson County Board of Commissioners, raising three incredible kids, coaching basketball, organizing a baseball league, and yes, managing a full-time job. Hold on tight – this ride's about to get interesting!
Imagine this: I'm knee-deep in campaign strategies, passionately discussing policy while developing a site plan at my 9-to-5 gig, all while mentally calculating the perfect basketball drill for the next practice session. It's like choreographing a complex dance routine, and trust me, I've got moves!
Running a campaign while juggling a career means my days are a mosaic of diverse tasks. Lunch breaks turn into strategy brainstorming sessions, and drive time is full of recordings from the latest commissioners meeting.
Then, as the sun sets on the corporate world, I transform into a basketball coach, rallying a group of spirited youngsters, trying to convince them that defense wins games while silently praying they don't discover my secret stash of '80s music playlists.
Organizing a baseball league on top of all this? Sure, why not? It's all about managing the chaos with a grin, right? But let's not mention the fact that my family made time to help the local food pantry hand out groceries to over 230 families this week!
Navigating this balancing act has its challenges. I generally wake up around 4 a.m. to get some campaign work in before it’s time to fix breakfast and get the kids ready for school. Then, it’s off to my day job where I get to develop site plans for new construction. After a full day in the field, I will head to the courts (not the judicial kind) and help run practice for 20 youngsters. After that, it’s time to cook dinner and most days I have one late night meeting.
Yet, amid this organized chaos, there are moments that make it all worth it. From witnessing the kids' infectious enthusiasm during games to brainstorming policy ideas inspired by daily work encounters, this rollercoaster ride has its unique rewards.
At the end of the day, it's about embracing this symphony of responsibilities and finding humor in the whirlwind. So, if you see someone in khaki pants with a basketball tucked under one arm and a campaign poster under the other, that's probably me – the multitasking maven of Henderson County!
Honestly, I realize this is not unique to me! I am grateful to all you folks out there who make daily sacrifices for your family and our community! WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!