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Successes breed responsibilities

Friday, May 25, 2012

The garden tour was a huge success. Nothing bad happened, and everyone had a fantastic time. My neighborhood, which is densely packed with rowhouses (meaning close proximity) has become even closer. I've got more friends and more clients.
Last night, the city tree group met for our monthly meeting (our 2nd meeting since the huge Arbor Day endeavor) and I was suddenly appointed Chair of the Education Committee, by unanimous vote. So for the next two years, I have to plan classes. Not a big deal by itself, but the logistics and the coordination with dozens of other people will be a headache of enormous proportions. I think the fact that I organized the garden tour had something to do with this, but there's a major difference: I didn't really have to coordinate with anyone to do that. I just wanted to do it, so I did. I didn't need to bounce the idea off of anyone else or work with anyone else, at least not to any significant extent.
I'm sure it's my fault for my constant harping on the importance of public outreach and education. Oh well.
Off to work.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SECRETFUN 5/26/2012 9:07AM

  You love education so this is good, but you are correct on the work. Your striving for perfection will make it more difficult for you. Seriously, find someone who likes admin and have them assist. Also, while some coordination is useful, evaluate needs and then do not accommodate everyone. After a while if you are offering a good needed product people will accommodate your scheduling. If it does not work after a few times then you adjust. That is my advice.

That and online education (so it is on demand to watch a video or read a sheet or something, and the people who want different timing can get it without worrying you.)


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MAMAJAHMAI 5/25/2012 3:33PM

    Your Passion and Talent are magnetic! Congrats!!

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JLPNURSE 5/25/2012 2:11PM

    Ah, the reward of being a reliable good worker.

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MBSHAZZER 5/25/2012 11:22AM

    No good deed goes unpunished! :D

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PHEBESS 5/25/2012 10:55AM

    You've become your local expert!!!!!

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