No, not volunteerism. That’s when you find something you believe in and donate your time and talent to the cause. What I’m talking about is the need to volunteer because I’m a control freak. What I’m talking about is a sickness.
Someone is out sick at work and you need a back up? Sure.
The class doesn’t have a room parent? No problem. Oh, both of my kids classes need a room parent? Right on it.
Can I speak at the next meeting? You betcha!
Will I draft the flyer for the upcoming event? Absolutely!
Say it with me, “no, thank you”. Yeah, if I could say that I wouldn’t be here complaining and feeling frenzied right before I have the first of two meetings and picking up an extra shift in an area I don’t usually work.
I do love helping out! I do! Still I know my motives are not completely altruistic. I’m trying to control what I can. Control is my comfort. Not that I want to control other people, just the situation.
I’m working on it.