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Subject:  Re: Staying Socially Active in Retirement Date:  2/4/2007  1:33 PM
Author:  arrete Number:  269 of 90090

The trick is to find something that makes the world a better place that you can do with a glad heart. Arrete's birds are a good example.
I hope it's OK if I say something even though I'm from "that other board".

I went through a lot of false starts before I ended up rehabbing songbirds. All with the same organization. First I worked on the hotline. Later, I got dragooned into co-running the hotline AND (in a moment of weakness - I was on Percocet) agreeing to be on the board of directors. That was a big mistake (I'm not the right type), but it did allow me to see how non-supportive the board was of the hotline and rehabbers in general. Quite a shock.

So I quietly faded away and became a rehab apprentice and later full up rehabber. I enjoy it very much, but it took 3 years to get there.

Finding the right fit isn't always easy.

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