So, it's true! I don't know why I am wired the way I am, but I just take everything way too personally. I have always struggled with people pleasing, but my latest struggle even surprises myself. So, Project311 is hosting a youth workers lunch next week, March 10th to be exact. Our goal is to simply encourage youth workers and provide an environment where they can get great ideas, resources, spend some time with other folks who love students and stuff we pray that will bless their lives.
I know everybody isn't going to come, but I am surprised how many youth workers just won't return my emails or calls. I know they are crazy busy, and emails from students, parents and church leaders take presendence over mine, but I surprised how many just don't return them. I don't know if it's just me, maybe I am marked. I don't want to be like some of the folks from Teen Mania who call and call and call. [Please note, I admire Teen Mania and did not mean to speak bad about them, but I just think they drive people crazy sometimes] Hopefully that's not me.
I just dream of a community for youth workers where all of the Metro Detroit youth workers (volunteer, part, full, jr, sr, college) can come together quarterly or twice a year for idea sharing or training or encouragement. We haven't had that in our area for years and I am praying that we can get it going.
I am going to work on not taking every thing so personally.