The Day After

They say when one door closes, another opens. It has most certainly seemed like there have been endless doors and hoops and tunnels, where I didn’t know if I were coming or going.

Yesterday was the primary and what felt like the end of an era. I went from being a devoted part of #TeamAllison to there being no Allison team in a single night.

Because we lost.

But we accomplished so much. We knocked on far more doors than I could have ever imagined, pushed ourselves to call people and write, waved signs and handed out flyers for hours. And along the way we made connections and new friends, built a sense of community.  I know I am so thankful for all the amazing people I have met.

I also learned an immense amount about the whole inner workings of politics, as well as what I am capable of. I went from being a helper, to starting to take charge and manage a campaign, to being a candidate myself.

I am fortunate that my political journey is continuing. While the primary campaign for Allison has sadly ended, I will have my own election night in less than 5 months. When I reach that night, no matter what the outcome, I hope I will be able to look back and reflect on new accomplishments, new lessons from a campaign trail of my own.

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