Hello, my name is Doug and Iâ€™m a workaholic. Itâ€™s been far too long since I just said â€œno.â€
A reader correctly pointed out Saturday that the typos in Blue Ridge Muse are increasing. Heâ€™s right. It is, I fear, a byproduct of trying to do far too much in way little time.
As noted in an earlier post, I hit the wall this week, crashing and burning under a schedule that tried to cram too much into a day. It had to happen. Since relocating to the mountains, Iâ€™ve lost the ability to say â€œnoâ€ when someone asks me to take on a volunteer job, serve on a board or tackle a project.
Something had to giveâ€¦and it did: My health. Now my wife, my doctor and just about everyone else I know is on my back, yapping about slowing down. Theyâ€™re right of course and I took the first steps this week, stepping down as vice president for development for The Jacksonville Center, resigning from two other boards I serve on and taking a break from the daily column Iâ€™ve been writing for Capitol Hill Blue.
I need time to regroup and rethink my priorities. Then maybe, just maybe, I can get back to doing what I do best. Who knows? I might just be able to write a simple blog post without a bunch of misspelled words and misplaced punctuation.