Last week, an SNP member of parliament reminded me exactly why I wanted to stand for Holyrood in the first place.
You've probably heard about it, perhaps you even saw it - the spectacle of a nationalist (who represents the North East of Scotland!) denying there was a crisis in Aberdeen's oil sector.
Clearly, the current Scottish Government have no idea about industry. Thousands of local people's jobs are on the line, yet their default position is to stick their heads in the sand.
It's not 'talking Scotland down' to admit there is a crisis, nor to remind the SNP of the folly of predicting ever increasing oil prices. It's called being a realist, a pragmatist.
As we approach May's election, I'd ask you to think about the sort of person you want representing you in Holyrood. With me as your MSP, you'd get experience outside of politics, on the big issues like jobs and the local economy.
I hope to publish my ideas, my plans for support for our local industry soon. In the mean time, if you have any suggestions you'd like the politicians to consider, please get in touch.