How the last Month and a Half has Been.
So, since I posted that long ten paragraph diatribe 7 weeks ago, life has been considerably looking up. The job I mentioned as starting soon, I’ve managed to remain employed there despite it being a canvassing job (“You wanna know what the average lifespan of a canvasser is? Four days.” —Diamond), and am already on track to get a promotion to trainer, so I would be able to bring new observers into the fold, and build the team further.
It feels good to know that since I’ve started, I’ve knocked on over 1500 houses, informing people about environmental issues like Fracking and Stormwater Run-off, and been able to fundraise consistently well for the organization (although I did have a 5-day dryspell after my 10-day quota streak right out the gate). I’ve also met some fantastic people through the job, and I look forward to continuing to grow those relationships as I stick around.
I’m still not the fantastic person I aspire to be, but I believe that every day, I managed to grow a little more, and I’m thankful for that. I still probably need to learn not to pay attention to every little negative thing someone says to the point of the criticism having no reap-able value, and I could still stand to be less sexual of a person, among a few other things. But all things considered, I think everything’s going okay.
I’m looking forward to going to Temple in the fall, so I can become better equipped to lead Weasyl into the future. I’m also looking forward to co-managing Weasyl, although I’m hoping no one’s perceptions of me somehow causes this to go awry. All I can hope is that individuals who have a problem with me are willing to talk out their differences, and although I’m not perfect, I’ll continue to keep working at reducing the magnitude of my flaws. In the end though, I just need to learn not to worry too much, and remember that everything will be okay.