After a very long and extensive legislative session I am glad to report I have survived. I am alive and 8lbs heavier...It's not that funny. But I have lost four pounds of that so I am heading in a good direction. Over the past couple of months I witnessed a lot of debate regarding Voter ID to Redistricting to Pro-Life legislation. I am glad that five bills that were filed within our office were signed by the Governor. That is amazing. Essentially, our legislation is good policy and if it was not it would not have gotten signed.
I am amazed by how I managed my professional career as an office administrator and more importantly a Chief of Staff. I thought that I would not be that good and I was going to be scattered brains but I did it. I managed to maintain a very professional office with staff and get work done efficiently for our constituents. Working the late and long hours was something I did not really enjoy at time but when you establish great friendships with other staffers it just makes it a whole lot easier. This is was my first time in a different role and position that everyone I interacted with sure helped me grow personally and professionally. I don't know how else to say it but I was really blessed this session by everyone who was around me. For that I am very thankful for.
Yesterday, the Congress voted on a debt ceiling plan which I believe was super necessary. A catastrophe was diverted and I can only pray that we have learned our lessons and that politicians understand to make the right fiscal decisions other than be driving by party platforms.
The month of August will be busy. I start finishing up my thesis submission, getting last minute approvals and hopefully I may graduate FINALLY with my masters degree. DEF WILL HAPPEN. I will be attending NCSL conference in San Antonio and I am def looking forward to it. Then I will showcase my non profit "Just Kauz It's Right" on August 20th in Edinburg Texas at the Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library.
As you can see I will be extremely busy this month, but it will be all worth it in the end.
Until next time, take care and Peace.