As it happens, I was also lucky 1st time and 2nd time too.
Last night, I was ready to throw in the towel and not bother with the local Board election.
This morning, I had almost a normal night’s sleep (perhaps just an hour shy of what I needed, which is a real step forward at the moment). The competitive drive kicked in.
I had children to feed, pick up, drop off at music lessons, and assorted chores.
After that, I wrote up a quick flyer using the one 3 years ago as a model, and printed off a few hundred copies. Armed with my VIP Parking Pass, I was off to do battle with my fellow candidates. As all seem to be decent and intelligent folks, I wasn’t overly bothered if I won or lost. I didn’t try too hard, and left a little earlier than I should have.
Nevertheless, it was enough. I have secured a 3rd term on the Governing Board. After a hard day in the warm sun, handing out flyers and being quizzed by locals, and a dinner out afterwards, and the usual drop-off / pick-up / drop-off of kids at parties and sleepovers, and even a little time watching a movie, it’s time to go to sleep.
If I had lost, I might have been equally pleased. More free time right now is not a bad thing.