I'm taking a few minutes out of this long day to write down my thoughts. I never get headaches, and I've really had one today!
I had the chance to go to a wonderful luncheon today, attended by so many luminaries and influential folks (including our former mayor whom I admire so much) to see one of the men I respect and revere more than anyone working in nonprofits today get a big (and deserving) award. It was so moving and humbling and wonderful, except it also involved a missed opportunity that I just couldn't get out of my head, so that made it bittersweet. I was there with our E.D., and we both felt the same disappointment. When we left the parking garage after, we vowed to let our bad feelings go once we had driven into the sunshine of this beautiful day and just move on.
And now that I've written that, I pretty much have.
I was still glad to be there, although I know it could have been even better than it was. And I was proud to know such a wonderful, vibrant, significant individual (who is also the best public speaker I've heard in years). It was inspirational.
And if my head weren't about to pop, I could really enjoy it. But now I have to take a break to pee and then start writing my own presentation for tomorrow night's board meeting.
And I think I'll write a 'hang in there' card for the E.D. to remind him we're only human and we're doing the best we can.
- I feel:disappointed