It was wonderful work and we helped so many, but it just wasn't the life for me. I'd like to think, someday, I will be able to reopen the nonprofit but I would just be a creative director instead of a decision maker.
PBS wanted to feature me because of my nonprofit. Visions of donations and involvement all in the name of families in need started spinning in my head. I stayed sane though, I just can't do this right now. It made me miserable last time.
"I'd be happy to act as a consultant or be interviewed for the program but A Small Victory is closed for at least the next two years," I told the woman.
Ugh, a year ago I would have died at the opportunity. Now I'm turning it down?
But I'm turing it down for happiness. I'm turning it down so I can love my family without being torn in two different directions by what I want to do and what I love to do. I said no so that I can say yes to writing.
Is writing what brings you happiness? Are you being torn in two different directions or are you happy where you sit?
PS. Michelle Rafter is hosting a blog a day in May event which might be of interest to some of you. I don't think I have the stamina to contend (I already post once a day in my personal blog and twice a week here - plus writing daily) but I know some of you blogging buddies would do fantastic with this blogathon.
PSS. I finished my blog redesign (I think). You like?