At 9:15am this morning, I put in my official bid to opt out of the final year of my contract* and take my talents** to South Beach.***
*contract = grad school
**talents = talents?
***South Beach = The Campaign to Re-elect Barack Obama
Last week, two future world-changers/wonderful friends of mine (MT and Billy), who postponed their respective college graduations to work for the 08 campaign (so baller), forwarded me an email sent through the Obama Alumni Network about job opportunities.
Let it be known that both men sent this to me the same night it was sent. You can’t beat that.
What they were advertising:
YES. I. CAN.
When I read this, everything changed. To say blogging for the Obama campaign would be life-changing is a gross understatement. That position would combine pretty much all of my passions into one unbelievable experience. It was almost to good to be true.
Instantly, it became very clear I have to get it. I have to. Yeah. Okay. I’m going to. Done.
I began to think about what I would say if I were to do a blog post for Obama. From the biggest story to the most mundane, could I make a post entertaining, get the points across, get people excited about the campaign, and further the cause? Could I?
Yes. Absolutely. I think I could make Barack want to read what I wrote about him. Yeah, why not, right?
Wait, this is really fun. I definitely want to do this. It feels too right.
Suggesting that I would defer my 2nd and final year of grad school indefinitely to take this position is a pretty aggressive move, but if you think about it for 7 seconds, it really isn’t.
I mean, this is the last go-round for the change-mobile. It’s not happening again. Getting on board almost seems like more of a requirement than a wish.
Couldn’t be more excited. Let’s see what happens. Fingaz Crossed.