By the time the qualifying period for the fall elections is over in August, there could easily be more than 100 people vying for the close to 40 different offices on the ballot.
Some of those are statewide positions and others, multi-parish. But the bulk of the offices up for grabs are local. And if this year’s crop of candidates is anything like its predecessors, there will be a mix if of Republicans, Democrats, other political party members and contenders who have no party affiliation. In other words, independents.
Whenever I have wanted anything in my life, I have made the decision to either go after it myself, or hold off in hopes that my desire for said object or mission will wane in time. I have rarely ever thought to ask for help in attaining my goals, and in doing so, I don’t guess I have ever truly taken advantage of the perks of asking others for help achieving my goals.
I guess I have always assumed asking for help is something you do as a last resort, seeing the inability to change my own life situation without help as a weakness, but I have slowly started to see that with the more than six billion people on the planet, there is no shame in realizing you can’t do something on your own.