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Subject: Re: Frustration with grassroot orgs Date: 1/4/2007 12:31 PM
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Thanks everyone, yet again! This afternoon, it's dawned on me I'm doing nothing, but wallowing and complaining about this situation. My apologies! I'm embarrassing myself, but it's well earned? I do appreciate the graciousness you've treated me with.

Meanwhile, I think I'm going to stop trying to spread myself so thin and go back to basics, meaning focusing on my own problems and priorities. Unwittingly I've become too dependent volunteer work and socializing there for emotional satisfaction and it's a bad habit: I'm responsible for myself and need to act accordingly. I'm complaining about them for not helping me with my own subconscious emotional needs when, theoretically, I'm there to help them. I've misplaced my expectations. When I know what I really need and what I can handle, then it's safe for me to volunteer again. This isn't to say I don't want to help, but when I find myself being counterproductive to stated goals, then I think it's good if I step back and, at least, take a break and reassess.

Update: Received a phone call this morning from the lead person, but I didn't speak with him. There's some good progress and updates in some areas. They've received a few more volunteers offering to help in different areas and I may be able to work with them on the projects I'm working on at this point. (There's two key projects I have: one is very time sensitive, the other is just generally urgent, heh.)

Thank you,
ST
Will find the old running shoes and hit the gym tomorrow
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