Tuesday, July 12, 2016

On Feeling Overwhelmed: Part II

Here is Howie, looking as overwhelmed as I feel

In December, I wrote about feeling overwhelmed on the ALSC Blog. I want to write about how overwhelmed I have been feeling this summer. But when I start, everything gets bogged down in details that I don't feel entirely at liberty to share.

Suffice to say:

  • It has been summer. 
  • I am short-staffed. 
  • I have had to face a reality check about the amount of programming we can offer at our new staffing levels. 
  • Even with reduced programs, everyone (including me) will be working extra evenings and weekends to help cover. Maybe not indefinitely? But maybe indefinitely. 
  • I have a lot of emotions about this. 
  • I am feeling extremely burnt out. 
And that is why I haven't been blogging very much over the past couple of months. I have been feeling uninspired. When I am at work, I don't generally have time to blog because there is So Much Else Right Now. And when I am at home, I just desperately want to unplug from the library world. 

And I would love to say that this post is my entry back into the world of regular blogging, but the truth is that the light at the end of the tunnel is still basically a pinprick. Blogging will continue to be sporadic.  

Bear with me, friends. And also go tune into Bryce's awesome series of Summer Reading Hype Videos instead of reading my whining.