|The long slow extraction
||[Mar. 24th, 2009|04:37 pm]
About 6 to 8 months ago I started to have a change of attitude in regards to running programs and doing volunteer projects. At first I thought it was just a delayed case of burnout, so I just sucked it up, and soldiered on, but as time went by my feeling didn’t change. I looked at the stack of project around my house that always gets pushed aside because I have outstanding commitments, and I was depressed. I thought of the glass projects that I had hoped to accomplish, but once again time was not my friend. |
I fully realize that the only person I can blame for this is myself. I do have the ability to say no when I am asked for help, or to just not raise my hand when someone asks for volunteers to coordinate a new project. The hard part of course it pulling your hand down before anyone notices, or saying no thank you when being asked to help out.
Like the title said my extraction process will be long and slow. I already have people in place to take over many of the SCA projects I am evolved in, and I thank them for doing so. I will not leave them twisting in the wind, and they will be fully onboard and trained by the time I step aside.
If you are my Protégé, or if I have made a commitment to help you with a project, don’t worry all of those obligations will be happy fulfilled. I try never turn my back on a friend or go back on a promise.
I have a bunch of my own projects to complete and dreams to chase, so please don’t give me anymore tasks for awhile, my dance card is full.