|Should I stay or should I go?|
February 12, 2013
Although I love being part of the wildlife rehab I volunteer with, and as much as I enjoy being the chair of the community fundraising committee, I do not feel the same about the board of directors.
I hate the meetings.
They're so stiff.
It's so formal.
I hate motioning and seconding.
I'm not a fan of sitting in a stuffy meeting and having to wait to discuss things. It's sort of reminding me of everything I hated in school.
The fact that the first meeting I went to we spent 40 minutes debating whether we should address the entire board or address individuals (which was prompted by someone asking someone else if they wanted anything to drink).
I've been waffling betwen resigning.
I mean...I soooooo don't look forward to going, but on the other hand, I don't want to quit without giving it a fair shake.
We've only had 3 board meetings, and I've missed one of them, so I hesitate quitting because I want to make sure that it truly is something I can't deal with, rather than quitting prematurely because I'm not comfortable in the situation.
The meeting tonight wasn't bad.
Only 5 of us showed up, and we did manage to cover a lot of stuff. It was less stuffy and it really seemed like everyone got a voice at this meeting, as opposed to me just sort of sitting quietly and observing. I felt like I really made a decent contribution this time...
Of course, that could have been in my head too.
At any rate...I haven't made any decisions about quitting yet. I will likely go to at least one or two more meetings, just to give it a real try before making a decision.
I heard once that you have to taste something 6 times before you can decide you don't like it. Because it takes at least 5 times to get over your preconcieved notions of whether you like something or not.
SO I'm tasting the board meetings.
Three down, three to go before I can make a decision.
Love until later,