This weekend will be our one year anniversary. While I’m sure I can wax poetic about love, etc., all I can think is thank goodness it’s a reason to take the weekend off.
For the third time since I’ve started officially working for the sanctuary, GM has gone traveling for work. Rather surreal, I’m watching a history channel series with him on it right now – from his first travels.
I actually held off on writing anything a few days ago just because I didn’t want to jinx myself. But I think it is safe to say…I’ve learned a lot in these few months.
With GM off property, my status as someone who runs the volunteer program has put me in the position of managing the day-to-day issues. I’ll readily admit, it felt like quite a nightmare the first time. I survived – but barely. In part just because it’s not a position I feel comfortable in. For almost 10 years, I looked to few people at the sanctuary for the answers. Now I am one of those people.
I’m getting comfortable with that. And dare I say, this time has been easier. I have a better balance of what to take care of myself, what to request help with. Who I can expect to help, who might need some help of their own.
It helps that we just happen to have a kick ass team of staff, interns, and volunteers.
But despite the pat on the back I’ll give myself…damn am I tired.