A community leader here in my town wants me to run for the city council. She knows that I am interested in community issues, particularly youth and education, and yearn for our increasingly diverse community to become more intentionally integrated. It's a nonpartisan position. You don't run as a member of a political party. And I think there are two meetings a month, as well. But, when she asked me, I pretty much thought she was INSANE.
1. Where would I find the time?
2. So, it's nonpartisan. But it is still political. How would that work? I'd be in both politics AND religion, both areas that people love to hate.
3. I'm an INFP. (I don't know why, but I think that should figure in somewhere.)
4. And, oh, by the way, how would I feel if I lost?
So I called the mayor today, on a different issue altogether. In fact, I was pretty sure that the deadline for declaring as a candidate was past. In fact, it isn't. She encouraged me to continue to think about it.