When I stepped down from the Party President position within We The People, and decided I wouldn’t run for a 3rd consecutive term, I wrote an article. At the end of the article, I wrote the following: “In closing, I will say that WTP has not seen the last of me yet as a Party President, as I do have plans to run again in the future.” Well guess what…
House has been acquired, and all the crazy busy work has seemed to subside. I’ve regained some free time and even have some extra to spare. However, since I've been gone, I haven't totally been gone. I've poked my head in a few times on eRepublik to see what's been going on through reading articles, I've visited the way forums and made a couple posts or just read things that made me sad/mad. I even told KalosHoenn that I’d help him behind the scenes through e-mail if he was to be elected PP. Sadly, he wasn’t.
When I left the game, Blande was the PP for WTP. He eventually got busy with real life, stepped back, and then Cubby happened. Cubby ran on a platform of keeping everything the same; not progressing, and just surviving. Sadly, month after month he continued to be re-elected (for the most part). Everyone in the party seemed to embrace the "I don't really care, let's just be complacent with things and float along."
It's upsetting, because when I first took office as PP, I tried really hard. I re-structured the party hierarchy and jobs, made sure articles were getting out on a regular basis, and kept pushing for more activity and involvement. Once Cubby came into office, all the disappeared. Go look at our (WTP) wiki page and see when the last time it was updated.
This isn't a Cubby bashing article though. I like him as a person, I've never had issues with him as a person and he's helped me out in the past. However, it's time to turn this party back to an upward climb. It’s time we get people involved and active again. We are the third largest party, but have the least representation in Congress of the top 5 parties. That just doesn't make sense. I'm coming back, and I plan on running for PP in June.
Enough about WTP though. This is about me coming back. One thing I’m going to do differently this time is my involvement in “things”. This game is a learning experience. The more you play, the more you learn how it works, and how you work within the game. Every once in a while it’s good to take a moment and look back at what you’ve been doing, or look at what you’re currently doing and evaluate. Are you doing enough? Maybe you’re doing too much. Is it still fun, or is it starting to feel too much like work? I think a small factor (~25
😵of my departure back in November/December was the fact that I was involved in so many different things and I was burning myself out. At the time I was PP for WTP, I was in congress, I was writing for WHPR, and I was Secretary of Department of Education. That’s a lot of stuff.
So this time, I’m doing things a little different. I’m going to go with the “less is more” approach, and only do 1 or 2 jobs, and do them well and with efficiency. Instead of splitting my focus up 25% into each field or 33% into each field (depending on how many things I’m doing), I can split it up better if I’m just working with two things. Last time I came back to eRepublik I went from a regular citizen to everything I listed previously in just 5 months. Who knows, maybe this time I’ll be President of eUSA 5 months from now.