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.