Thursday, September 30, 2010

Next Year

Some of you have started asking about BJP 2011...

I'm sorry that I haven't addressed this earlier. In my personal life, things have been (and continue to be) up and down a bit lately. My attentions are drawn elsewhere and I've not kept up with blogs in the way I'd like.

So, I'm torn. Part of me wants to continue leading the BJP for another year; part of me feels the need to step down, to continue making one visual journal piece every month, but not to organize and shepherd the BJP program. Sitting on the fence, thinking I can do it one moment and needing to be released from the responsibility the next, is what has delayed notice about it.

I see no immediate resolutions to the personal issues in my life. Therefore, probably the best thing is to open the door for somebody else to take over. I am willing to act as a consultant/advisor, and am also willing to let go of the program as I designed it. In other words, any past participant who would like to take it on, is welcome to alter the program to suit their own style of leadership or run it with the same guidelines and system as we use now.

One other possibility is to take a year-long break and see how things look for 2012 to start again.

I need to know if there are volunteers to take over and/or what you think of the idea of taking a break. Go ahead and state your thoughts by making a comment here (of any length)... or you can email me privately (robin[at]robinatkins[dot]com).

Again, I'm sorry and apologize for my need to let go at this time. Thanks for giving some thought to this and for participating this year!


Gerry Krueger said...

By all means take a break Robin. It wouldn't be the same without you but you need to take care of yourself.. Letting go when necessary is the hardest thing to do...and I speak from experience...

Gerry K

Carol said...

Robin, you ARE bead embroidery's best. This project has been wonderful and its been a great gift.

Only you know what you need. I think you have made your decision and you shouldn't let our opinions sway you. If someone takes over, you can always be a part when you want to, and you know you will never stop art journaling.

Do what is best for you. If that means someone else takes the lead, well its good that the Project will carry on.

Enjoy your visit home and don't worry about this right now.
xx, Carol