It has been a while, about 11 months, from the last blog entry. I did this because I really needed a break. I had posted a lot of stuff, but I started to feel that I was simply rehashing things that others had said, and that they said much better than me. But this is no longer the case. I have done a ton of reading, a ton of meeting with people in the interim.
For the last 8 months I even ran for office. I ran for city council here in Peoria Arizona. It was a hard fight but at the end of it all it turns out that people in this area much rather have big government than someone who will sit there and stop the goodie train like I would try to. I ran for office because I wanted to make a change and simply being a leader in the Republican party was NOT enough. I also am active in the Tea Party movement. But after doing all of this I decided I wanted to do more, so I ran for office. I basically put my life on hold. It cost me about $2700 to run but the real cost was my distraction from my normal life, from the business I enjoy, the family I love and even from blogging. I did learn a lot, and I got a new perspective on life. All told I am glad that I did it, and looking back I made a few mistakes that if I had not made them I would have won. I think the biggest mistake was being so openly Republican in an area that is mostly democrat. The next biggest mistake was trusting people so quickly, and having these people become traitors and use the information I gave them in confidence against me.
But now that this is all over I am going to make life simple again. Focus on making money, getting my thoughts together by blogging, focus on my family, and I will even try to get into shape.