Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Still on the Planet

Life is rolling along. I am beginning the end of this all-consuming, 5 month long organizational transition project. It has been an amazing journey of service, hard work and many lessons. The economy is taking such a toll on nonprofit organizations. I have been engaged in this work for the past 22 years and I have NEVER seen such a tough funding community. It is frightening - things will be more difficult in the funding arena in 2010. I do not know what we will do to serve the least among us - those needing the basics - food, shelter, health care, freedom from abuse --- safety and security.

I expect to be about done and welcome the new Executive Director of this organization sometime around September 15 - I will spend a bit of time helping her get oriented and then I will have a break. What a blessing - I haven't had much summer this year.

My friend V is still here and we are enjoying our time together - it is much different to have this be more than a visit - just everyday life.

My bestest friend, J and her husband are arriving for a visit on Sunday and it will be fun to take a few days off and just play. I hope you are all enjoying your summer. I will be more present soon. Namaste.


  1. You are a real professional and giving person that deserves nothing but the best. I hope you will, after this important assignement, find some time for living out your dreams.

    PS. Don't forget to give hugs from me to your Friends from Florida. We had such a great time last year.

  2. I am glad to hear you are enjoying your time with V and having a fruitful summer for being productive. I hope you enjoy a nice long break when this project is over.

  3. Suzanne - how are you?

    have you read this:

    or from the visit to George Sand: