I recently lost a job. This is good! It was a volunteer position that I had held for six years and my term was up. Many people who read this blog are probably like me in that not only do you have paid employment, but also you are generous volunteers. (I now only have 5 volunteer jobs left. That’s the blessing and curse of being a freelancer with flexible time.) In addition to reclaiming some time in my life, turning over this volunteer leadership position to the next person also meant I freed up some space – file folder space and mental space. To commemorate transferring responsibility to the new head, I decided to send Jo Ann the plaque that was given to me when I assumed the job.
One thing I’ve discovered this year is that choosing what to give away is sometimes the easy part. Distribution and packaging what I’m giving away often takes more time and effort than the decision.