Letting go of the outcome
After being occupied for so long with planning Animal Advocacy Camp, I was suddenly left without a big and pressing project. Normally this would be a time to relax and spend some time at home, maybe watching some movies or reading a bit.
But, somewhat strangely, I actually felt down, maybe even a little depressed. It was like I was crashing after a high of some kind.
Keeping strong emotions in check is a bit tough. Managing my thoughts and feelings to keep them within a range that doesn't lead to me feeling like I'm lost or completely bored or frustrated is important.
It's in my best interest to reflect regularly on how involved I am becoming in the projects I am working on and how much of my own self-worth is tied up in the success of those projects.
Of course, these feeling always pass and I find myself planning new projects, deciding on next steps, and moving forward.
I think I'm also a bit tied up in outcomes from the Animal Advocacy Camp. I feel personally invested in the potential outcomes for each of the attendees, even though that is something I have no control over and really can't be responsible for.
My learning: do what you can but be prepared to let go of the outcome.