I know I'm close to full burnout as I turn down the fourth consultancy request in as many weeks because I simply can't stomach adding to the list of folks that pay me for expertise that they then largely ignore. I know it's all part of the game, but exhaustion makes it raw. #xp
The goal of this incredibly self-indulgent post isn't whining for whining's sale (although, I'm not above doing so), but to share that if you're struggling right now, you're not alone and you're not broken--at least not more than I. A low bar perhaps, but a bar nonetheless! #xp
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