I have never thought of myself as a stressful person. I have lived a pretty posh life. My needs and many of my wants have always been met. I don't require much and managed to remain fairly organized and in control.
However, this last two years has made a turn. I don't know if it was the two pregnancy's back to back and subsequent adjustment year of once again having a baby in the house. Or the fact that I have grazed past the 30 mark and there has been an adjustment in my mental stability. whatever the cause, I know longer have the ability to remain organized and productive for a long stretch of time. This became increasingly apparent over the last 4 weeks.
As the Young Women Camp coordinator, I was put in charge of organizing a fundraiser for camp. A job I gladly took and was excited to pursue. But I could not get my head out of the fog. Back in the Primary presidency days, I could whip out a quarterly Primary activity in 60 min, with a complete outline, supply list, and visuals. A Fundraiser is a whole other ball park. I was grateful for the 4 weeks I had, my dear friends on the activities committee who helped me out and supplied added brain power, and the fantastic, laid back and supportive Young Women and leaders whose patience and determination pulled the whole thing together. We Did it! and it was Fabulous.
A Brief overhaul of the event: We held a Chili cook off and service auction. Charged $8 a family or $5 a couple. All chili, services ( babysitting, yard work, baked good, lessons, costume making, etc..) were donated by ward members. At sign in, each family was given a wooden, painters stir stick marked with a number as their auction paddle. Dinner was at 6:30 and the auction began at 7:15. It was fun, productive, at times hilarious, and very successful. I am so grateful for a supportive ward. Three Cheers Quatama Ward, you have brightened the lives of 7 very happy girls. I now can take a deep breath, and try to regain a bit of my lost sanity.
4 months ago