Peopling is so hard.
I wish I could post this and be done with it, but blogs are supposed to be longer than four words, I'm sure of it.
I'm worried I may have left my job too soon. My job was draining, but so is Toastmasters. I just spent two hours cleaning out my Toastmasters inbox, sending update emails, and scheduling the next round of meeting invites instead of writing 2,000 words. I should have left Toastmasters first, and then checked my energy levels.
It seems ridiculous to think 1 hour of my week could be draining, though. The meetings are fun! These folks are not energy vampires; they are wonderful people. I want to do a good job for them. I would also like to get my personal work done, and if I hadn't put in some extra hours last night to pull some old words from the first version of my current WIP, I would be behind on my word count today.
I am leaving my current role at the end of the Toastmasters year (June 30) to take on the President role. It seems huge, right? Why would anyone take on a higher role and think it's easier? The President role is only 1 year, capped. There is a light at the end of this tunnel. After that, I will take a step back from leadership. Period. Hard stop.
My job was draining because it also required more leadership spoons than I have. Now that I've made the schedule through the end of the year, I can do 1 hour (it's usually more like 2) a week for 5 more months.