In order to be able to move forward, we have to be able to look, not to the short term goals, though those are important, but to the long term. That is where people like me come in. While I acknowledge the short term things we need ...
In order to be able to move forward, we have to be able to look, not to the short term goals, though those are important, but to the long term. That is where people like me come in. While I acknowledge the short term things we need to do, and are getting done, you also have to take a longer view on Asgardia.
We're not doing this to have Asgardia last a few months, or even a year or two, before moving on. We're doing this to see that Asgardia lives on long after we’re gone. While we benefit in some part from this endeavor, it is our descendants who will see Asgardia's true potential and know it in a way that, right now, we can only dream of. And it is for their dream, the dream of those not yet born, that I do this.
There are too many that take the view of "How can this benefit me now?" But that question isn't what I ask. I ask, instead, what can I do to ensure the future for all Asgardians? That is the beauty of what we are building here. We are building for the future.
That is why I am running for an office within this beautiful nation. Because, win or lose, even if I am not voted into any offices, I intend to put my skills into this space nation. Because I love Asgardia. In a world where so much is happening and people seem hell-bent on trying to crush others' hopes and dreams, Asgardia reminds us that there are always more out there.
But you're probably asking, ok so she loves Asgardia, but what can she do FOR Asgardia? And for its citizens as a leader? That's a very good question. I've had many occasions to speak publicly from poetry meetings to educational presentations. I'm also skilled in public relations due to both training in college and practical experience. I've lead many teams over the years on research projects. Now while most of these have been in the SCA - Society for Creative Anachronism, which is a medieval recreationist group, I have gotten together smaller groups when I was in college for research for the podcast *TC Weekly* which is the podcast for Northeast Wisconsin Technical College's Digital Media students.
I've also experience, unfortunately, in politics. During my last semester at the college, I interned for the local political groups. My duties included video work, brochures, setting up forums for debates and even had the pleasure of meeting the then-president Obama when he gave a speech in Green Bay, Wisconsin back in 2012. Due to this experience, I'm able to assist the sometimes very difficult, and sometimes treacherous, terrain that is politics in general. While Asgardia is built upon forwarding scientific discovery and advancement of humans into space primarily, unfortunately politics is also a murky field that will have to be crossed sooner or later.
I know that's not something anyone wants to hear, but there is also one thing about me that people should know. I am kind, but I also dislike being dishonest. I've always found that being open and honest is the easiest means to earning, and maintaining, someone's respect. I was raised with the motto "A Promise Made is a Promise Kept". That means I also won't make any promises unless I mean to keep them. Which, of course, goes without saying I don't make promises very often. In this field, you can't guarantee you can keep them. But I can promise this. No matter what I do, or where I'm needed, I'll try my hardest to make Asgardia proud.
I am from the small town of Shawano, Wisconsin and I've noticed on the map that there is only 1 person from this town in Asgardia - me. There seems to be a few other Wisconsinites who are also Asgardians but where? I would love to hear from you. ...
I am from the small town of Shawano, Wisconsin and I've noticed on the map that there is only 1 person from this town in Asgardia - me. There seems to be a few other Wisconsinites who are also Asgardians but where? I would love to hear from you. It might even be fun if we could find a time and date to get together and have an Asgardian Meet and Greet. What do you think?