Sometimes it's hard to realize that something no longer serves the purpose it did when you first got involved and it's hard to let go and move on but I've reached that point. The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy has, for me, been a bit of a joke for the past couple of years. Although I held the title of Nevada Director, the only thing I ever did as a Director was attend monthly computer meetings where the members who attended (seldom more than about 4-5 people) did nothing more than exchange recipes. To top that off, there was such horrible morale due to a lack of communication and petty, nasty communication when there was some, it grew increasingly frustrating. Although it sounded really good at work to tell everyone I was a Director of a national organization, I knew it was a waste of time and nothing more than a title. So I finally decided to move on. As much as I've done nothing for the organization, they've done nothing for me either. I didn't learn anything I couldn't have gotten elsewhere and, in fact, in many cases I did just that. Now the question is whether or not I even want to remain a member as there's a better organization that's run better and its Directors and committees actually communicate and appear to get things done. So .... I'm heading off in a new direction and staying in the background for awhile.
One advantage of working in hospice is that I get to play with all the therapy dogs. This is Asher, a Corgi.