This will be a quickie post. I just need to break the seal. I let this blog lie fallow throughout the summer, while I was off. I’m not sure why I did that. It felt like I wasn’t inspired or moved to share anything. The summer was very chill and very relaxed. Now that school has started and I’m back in the swing of things at work, I’m finding myself moved to write again.
Other than being back at work, there was an actual prompt that got me thinking about a new post. An old friend of mine, who is also a youth worker, is struggling with burn out. She reached out to a bunch of us former coworkers and friends and asked if any of us had ever dealt with burn out in our field. She asked if we’d be willing to write it down and share it with her. She wanted to see the differences and similarities between our experiences. She may even try to compile them into a book of some kind. I loved the idea, so I began to draft my own story. It’s a struggle. A) it’s been a while since I flexed this muscle. B) I don’t have a clear answer about whether or to I’ve burned out. C) the story I’ve decide to relate, is longer than I expected and more involved and far deeper that I expected.
I guess, what I’m saying is that it’s not the smoothest of deliveries. I’ll keep you posted.