This morning, I will be quitting a project.
Only two days in, I can feel its direction and I am not equipped at this time to wrestle it into its new box and shape. I’m giving in, calling “Uncle.” Throwing in the towel early will hopefully give the freelancer ample time to find another person who can really help with the project.
And calling it quits sucks. I usually enjoy tackling new skillsets and have done so well. But whether it’s because of the recent family sick days, the other work on my plate not to mention the whole other plate of my own goals I’m spinning, this project is not one I want to take on.
In the long run, I think this will be a big moment. That for the sake of sanity, health and my own aspirations, I didn’t go down someone else’s path and help them with their overloaded plate.
There’s my little nugget of sharing for this Monday. I hope you have a great week!
I’m finding myself in a similar position with something I volunteered to lead. Right now I’m wondering if I can get my husband to take over my position or if I’m going to have to tell the organization that I just can’t do it. Good luck!
Good luck to you, Tara!
I’ve never heard the phrase, calling uncle! Yeah sometimes you have to admit to yourself that you have taken too much on and then try to take some things off your plate!