Sunday, December 5, 2010

Let Go

Let Go. What (or whom) did you let go of this year? Why?

I actually blogged about this not too long ago, shortly before I switched my blog here when I announced my resignation of my VP of Development position for a small non-profit. This past year I've given myself permission to take a step back and drop some things that weren't a top priority. I really enjoy volunteering, but it took me a while to realize I can't say 'yes' to everything AND give every project my best effort. I'm fortunate that I'm able to choose the projects that are important to me, but I know I have to limit my involvement or things start to slip.

And it's worked out pretty well for me. I'm working on some projects that are really exciting. This year I was able to finish The Demons You Know and have begun the querying process. That's a major milestone and it wouldn't have happened if I hadn't learned to say no.

This post is part of my #reverb10. Visit their website to learn more.

2 comments:

  1. Ah yes...saying no. I've learned to, but the residue of guilt still lingers. How do you handle guilt?

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  2. Guilt? I've heard of that once before...

    Ok, seriously: Look at the things you have done well, and know that it probably wouldn't have been as good if you had ten other things to do at the same time - and those things wouldn't have been done as well as they deserved either.

    And of course, anything worth doing is worth doing well. You're better off (and so is everyone else) when you do two things fully rather than six things half-assed.

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