Goodness so much has happened lately!
I told you all a while back that I made the move to DC. Well, I’m here. I was here all of five weeks before my position at the Leadership Institute was eliminated. However, God is good, and I received several offers, and landed at FreedomWorks as Interactive Media Coordinator five days later.
I couldn’t be happier.
I moved up here and stayed with a good friend for a while to get myself through all the craziness of early September, thinking I would wait a while and look for a stable place to live. However, I had to be out the exact same week I lost my job. But alas, I’m supposed to be in Washington – I wound up with a fantastic place to live in Northern VA, right of the Metro and a better job, that I LOVE within just a few days.
Now the proverbial dust has settled and I am once again sitting here wondering how on earth I get myself into these things. It’s a complete whirlwind. However, the fact that I’m in the right place at a critical time for our country makes it easier to swallow.
I have had a chance to travel, to speak, to meet people from all over the country, and be on the ground in two of the three major battleground states as they duke it out at the polls. I’m sitting in my 7th floor office looking over the election results from yesterday and realizing that what we’re doing is working, y’all. I said on Twitter earlier that the only race the GOP lost was the one in which they nominated a Democrat. Well played, GOP.
The loss was a strange kind of win, actually. A non-GOP conservative, who was polling at 16% prior to the national attention, managed to pull 46% of the vote. Had Scozzafava pulled her name off the ballot, that 5% could easily have put him over the top… which I’m sure is why she left her name on there at all.
Meanwhile, we dominated New Jersey and Virginia. It was amazing. I knew we’d win, but I was surprised by Christie’s turn out, and the embarrassing showing by Creigh Deeds in Virginia. How awesome. Sitting and watching the returns is way more fun when you’re winning. This is absolutely an indicator of the frustration with the current administration. I’m even more excited about 2010!
Anyway, in the midst of all this chaos, I needed to step back. But I’ve returned because I’ve missed blogging desperately. Thanks for hanging in there with me!