Morning Meanderings… Positive Decisions


Thursday morning.  I would like a little more sun then what I am currently seeing in the sky, a little more energy to do all I need to do, and a little more COFFEE.

Yesterday afternoon after much heartfelt consideration I sent in my resignation from the Minnesota Association Of Library Friends Board.  It was a hard decision to make.  I enjoyed being a part of the decisions that Minnesota makes for their Friends groups and their Libraries.   The dynamics of these meetings being over two hours away for me to attend was part of the decision.  Two hours there, 3 to 4 hour meeting, two hours back.  It was a full day commitment.  It also, inevitably always collided with something else… my Friends (local) meetings, our book sales; the next one would have been Monday and Tuesday I leave for Chicago so it would have been a full day on Monday in St Paul and then leave Tuesday morning for Chicago and drive it again plus.

Even more than all of that – in this new world I have here, I prefer to stay closer to home.  I have plenty to keep me involved locally.  And I enjoy my time here.  So for now… I take a step back.  While my heart works on some sort of healing, I will do life a little closer to home. 

Today – I will work outside a bit while listening to audio.  A couple of friends are stopping by this afternoon and later I will start to pack for next week trip.  Moving forward day to day, little by little.

10 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings… Positive Decisions

  1. You know best what is good for you now! Plus BEA will help you to be surrounded by books and friends and relax?

  2. Good for you! It is sometimes necessary to cut back, especially if the commitments take you away from other things.

    You have always enjoyed BEA…so have a good time there. Chicago is a little closer to home, too.

    I keep hoping the event will make its way to the West Coast again…sigh. I attended in 2008, before I really knew how to participate the right way. (I wasn’t into blogging yet!). I’d like a chance to meet other bloggers.

  3. A hard decision to make, but the one that you know is best for you at this time in your life. And like Kathy said, they will be there if you decide you want to go back. Enjoy your time in Chicago. I am still trying to work it out to come, even if it is for one day.

  4. Darn, I wish I was able to go to Chicago. Another time, maybe. Have a wonderful time. Can’t wait to hear all about it.
    Sounds like you made the right decision for you. And that’s what you have to do!

  5. Sheila, you have to do what makes you comfortable and make no apologies for the decisions you make. You are still healing. Hugs, my friend.

  6. I would like some sun, too. It has rained pretty much all week and is supposed to all weekend. 😦 I am glad you know that you have to do what makes things easier for you. You don’t have to be super woman all the time!

  7. It sounds as if you’ve made the right decision for you. I think stepping away (when we need to) is one of the hardest things to do – but an important call to make!

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