Wednesday, May 15, 2013

New Blood!

It's amazing how hard it is to resist the influence of those around you.  When I first moved back to Houston, I was ready to get this town in shape!  I wanted to join up with the few other environmentalists in town and make a difference.  I was ready to dig in!

Less than three years later I feel bogged down by the lack of enthusiasm in reaction tomy efforts.  Sure I've moved up to treasurer of the group I've joined, but really, there wasn't much competition for the position (Or any).

It gets hard not to just throw up my hands and give up. Sometimes I feel like we're not really accomplishing anything.  Just wasting our time and effort.  Such energy put in for little result.

But new blood is always a pick-me-up.  We have a new market manager this year and she is over and above our expectations.  She cares!  She wants to see something get done about the lack of recycling in our town.  And she's coming up with creative ways to incorporate it with as little cost as possible.  Recycling bins at the farmer's market!  How simple!  Yet, no one in our group (which is supposed to be about recycling and the farmer's market) has thought of this before.

She's a delight!  And I can't wait to work with her more!

1 comment:

  1. We are certainly very privileged to have her! I'm very excited about her ideas and her enthusiasm. Don't give up! You are making a difference and together, we'll make an even bigger one!