I think I may have just volunteered for a new role.
Confession: My husband isn't very happy with me.
Why? Because in my current state of complete overload, I've put up my hand for another role.
If the truth be known, the idea of taking on another "job" is freaking me out too, but the thing is, I know I have the solution to a problem so I feel as though stepping up is the only thing left to do.
Without going into too much detail a sports club we're involved in has had some challenges lately with some communication breakdowns which has impacted negatively on many families. Ourselves included.
The club is quite big with around 2000 families and the growth has happened quicker than the systems that support it.
I've been tearing my hair out of late with the miscommunication and the resulting emotional roller coaster ride. The reason I'm frustrated is because the answer seems so gosh darn simple. So why on earth are these mistakes continually happening?
As you can imagine, as with any club involving kids and their parents, there's a lot of chatter and opinions on the side-lines.
I'm not much into opinions to be honest. Sitting around complaining about it and shouting about what should be done isn't much use to anyone if you're not actually going to put up your hand and say "let me fix this".
So anyway, I sat down and created a mud map of the communication strategy and athlete development reporting I think will get the club out of its mess. Then I phoned the President, we had a coffee and next week I attend the Executive meeting to chat about it all.
It's quite possible I've just volunteered for a new role.
My husband has every right to be unhappy given I'm already stressed to the eyeballs with my current project overload.
But as I said to him, this is the person you married. Nothing has changed. Some people are talkers and some people are doers.
Just as our marriage vows said: "I do".
The world is changed by our example not by our opinion.
Are you on overload?
Do you volunteer for things you don't have time for?
Anyone else's husband mad at them right now?