I always look forward to the summer. I plan on that being a time to rest, rejuvenate, and get a lot done. However, what actually ends up happening is I take on way too many projects and I get very overwhelmed and burned out.
This is exactly what happened to me this past summer. However, something else happened too, I learned about my limits and my true values. For many people that are in tune with themselves this might seem trivial but for me it was huge. It was hard for me to realize that as much as my nonprofit work is my passion, I can't have it be all consuming.
So this fall as I move into the busy season, I'm actually relieved that it is shaping up to be calmer than the summer because I'm saying no to things for the first time in my life. I'm spending more time with my family and I'm actually taking days off.
This is what brings me to my blog. In the past my blog was very much a part of my overachieving nature. I worked hard to write posts on a regular basis and keep up with the latest nonprofit trends. I just can't do that any more.
My family, school, and work are taking precedence right now. I'll continue to write posts but on a sporadic basis and I hope that you'll continue to utilize the resources and links on this site.
Thanks for reading!!