This week, in my role as Trustee at New Brewery Arts in Cirencester, I went on a three day training course. In many ways I was happy to go – I was looking forward to getting to know the senior management team better, to understand the challenges facing the organisation and to be as useful as I could in supporting them in achieving the vision they have for the future. But, secretly, I was wondering whether I could spare the time.
At the moment I am in the thick of it organising a project which has taken up most of my headspace for the last year. I have what feels like a never-ending list of things to do, so many people I need to keep in contact with and new people to reach out to. There are weekly lists, monthly lists, a year planner and the world’s biggest mind-map on my wall – all of which are to keep me on track, so I don’t miss anything. Perhaps I’m being overly paranoid, but the reality is that it’s just me keeping this thing going; I don’t have a collaborator or team behind me. And, it’s starting to get exhausting.Read More