original post (from april ‘10)
are this Thursday.
Last year, I didn’t run for Vice President . I hated myself for declining. But after a couple days passed, someone I looked up to straight up told me I fucked up, I let him down, and I wasn’t the type of person that i told him I wanted to be.
I told him that my mom’s in the hospital and that I had to handle business at home and at school. I gave him all the reasons I couldn’t/wouldn’t run. But I also told him how bad i wanted to be a part of it all over again.
He told me to stop complaining about it, that if i wanted something seriously enough, to make it happen. Cause in a few years, he guaranteed i would look back and say “I could’ve done this and made that happen”, I could’ve inspired people, made a difference, make a mark on something. He went on to basically say that i shouldn’t be that guy who threw away a chance to be something. i shouldn’t be the one to gloat about what I could’ve been or think “what if i did it”. It’s right there in my face and he said we’d both know i’m a bitch if i took the easy way out.
I truly believe that “without struggle, there is no progress” and I realized that i can do it, but it’s too late. I declined and I wouldn’t get enough write-in’s to win. His response? “Fuck you” and he told me he doesn’t talk to quitters.
Soooo, lemme be that guy for you. If you’re thinking about running and you’re gonna back out cause you feel like you’re not ready or you can’t handle, then FUCK YOU. Wanna do something, then do it. Make a choice and have no regret in it. The whole point of our elections is to nominate the people who you feel could strengthen PAC and elect who can handle each position the best. Don’t be whack and decide you’re not the one, it’s not your choice. Struggle a little bit and see where it takes you. Me? I was written in, had run-offs and earned Vice President
But everything happens to you for a reason… most of the time because it’s exactly how you’ve led it to be.