Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Putting on my oxygen mask

I had many plans for 2011, but what I actually ended up doing was spending an excessive amount of time helping launch several large Transition OKC events and supporting many other TOKC efforts through Facebooking, Constant Contact-ing, and updating our website. And attending a full-length Permaculture Design Course.

And serving on my neighborhood Board, including writing the newsletter and helping organize the neighborhood Halloween Spooktacular, Litter Blitz and Summer Social.

And joining the Board of Sustainable OKC.

And of course, raising a four-year old and running a small business.

I wouldn't call myself burnt out - but my feet might be smoking, just a little.

So I didn't get too much done on my personal list of goals, and I even neglected some things that are important to me. Dear readers, I realize this blog was one of the casualties. I have noticed that my posting has dropped off... a cliff. One of my resolutions this year - well, goals, really - is to rediscover the joy of writing.

In light of last year's mild problem with over-commitment, I am stepping down as co-chair of Transition OKC at our retreat later this month. After three years, I need to pass the torch so that some fresh faces can take over leadership. Although I will still stay involved, I am going to put on my oxygen mask by spending more time with my family and my garden and paying more attention to my health and my writing.

I hope those of you who are still with me will enjoy some more frequent posting. See you soon!


Melonie said...

Still here and looking forward to more posts whenever you have time. :-) Can definitely empathize - wishing you the best for 2012, including some quiet time with your loved ones.

SharleneT said...

I eagerly anticipate your postings and glad to see you're giving yourself a break. Look forward to 2012 news. My solar oven will be presented to the public this spring, after many months of tweaking, and it should be quite a year.

knutty knitter said...

Still out here :)

Happy new year and all that,

viv in nz

Anonymous said...

Well stated and Happy 2012.

Anything sustainable demands a commitment of time inside and outside of our family.

The OKC will survive because of your efforts and you will be around in an advisory capacity, an emeritus, so to speak.

I thought my ideal Peak Oil garden would take 5 years; it will take close to 10 years. As I stated above, sustainability requires time.

Everyone will be enjoying your more frequent posts.

Best regards


agwh said...

Totally understand the family/job/volunteer work juggling act. When there is so much that needs to be done, it's hard to not over-commit.

Hope your new schedule works better!

Peak Oil Hausfrau said...

Thanks for all the kind words and support!

Coll said...

Happy you will be posting more! Really enjoy your writing so I Hope you have a good 2012.