With the help of some of my CreComm friends, I have started a campaign trail of self-promotion; the 'Vote for Shelley Cook' campaign is in full force, with a Facebook page, and a Twitter hashtag (#VoteforCook.) We're also considering posters, a campaign video, and perhaps t-shirts and media interviews.
Who knows, the sky really is the limit on this one.
You might be wondering why, and that my friends, is a very good question.
Well, I've started this campaign because I want to be Homecoming Queen. (Well, that's my first goal anyway, after that we'll see what happens...)
I'm serious; bring on the taffeta dress, the sash and the tiara, I'm ready!
I suppose the biggest obstacle to overcome in my campaign right now is the fact that there actually isn't a Homecoming Queen at Red River College. But I don't care, I won't let that stop me.
You see, I grew up in the 80's, watching shows like 'The Facts of Life,' and 'Family Ties.' I idolized the pretty characters of these shows, and as a result, I was a little girl with a big dream of becoming a cheerleader and the Homecoming Queen who dated the quarterback of the football team, just like they did. (For most little girls in the 80's, that was the dream.)
I really thought it was going to happen, it was only a matter of time.
And then, one cold Winnipeg day, I realized that my dream of being a cheerleader and the Homecoming queen was shattered when it dawned on me that I was a chubby Indian kid from Winnipeg, Manitoba; a place where Homecoming queens didn't exist, especially for chubby little Indian kids. (Not trying to play the 'race card,' but the 80's was a time of blond-haired, blue-eyed babes...That was NEVER going to be me!)
It was crushing.
Fast forward to high school, where I was (still) the chubby kid who didn't fit in; those were some of the most brutal years of my life, because I floated through the system with an undiagnosed case of ADHD, so I dropped out. (Arrgh!)
Hence, no formal grad!
Now that I'm 30, and I've accomplished many of my dreams in the last three years, I've decided to add this (The homecoming dream) to my bucket list. So, even though there is no such thing, I still want to win!
(After that, I might want to take on the Onion Ring who beat Justin Beiber and Miley Cirus on Facebook.)
So friends, I admit I'm kinda crazy, but let me have this...VOTE FOR ME!