Thursday, July 25, 2013
Monday, July 15, 2013
It's taken a whole month to calm down.
I finally resigned from the non-profit board which was zapping my spirits and making me crazy.
I decided on a date and wrote an email to the President of the Board. It was short and sweet and non-evil. I simply said I needed to focus on some things in my life and hoped some day to be of service again. Despite my desire to leave, I held on to the email for three days before I sent it. Weighing the language, trying to make sure it was neutral, trying to make sure it was what I wanted to do. No matter how crazy I was getting.....the fact is....I cared about the organization...so it was hard to leave.
After I sent the email, it only took about 8 hours to feel relieved and begin to forget all the stress and strain my board job entailed. Two days out....and I could feel the stress melt off.....a week out and I forgot how every other minute of my day seemed to revolve around the organization.
Doubts vanished. It was the absolute best thing to do....now I'm concentrating on feeling better and studying. A few folks even complemented me in my studies, noting that since I left, I've been more focused and getting better at my assignments. Hooray!
Now I just have to get walking again....but that's another story.