A New Chapter

One of the things I’ve been learning over the last year is that I can’t do everything. I used to be a yes person, I’d say yes to everything, there was a time that I thought if I said yes it might help me in life. I’ve realised that’s not always the case. Sometimes I would say yes and do what I thought was expected of me and that would be the end of that.

I suppose what I mean is that I was looking for the perfect job for a number of years and I thought that in doing everything it would help me get that job. The perfect job for me actually landed a couple of years ago but I was still in the yes mindset so doing everything else along with it. It felt like I was juggling many balls and I know I had way to much going on in my life. The foot was firmly on the gas and there was no way I could see to ease up on it.

Now don’t get me wrong it was all my doing and I am a bit of a workaholic, I’m well aware of that. But in saying yes to everything, it left me with very little time for me. I felt like there weren’t enough hours in the day and I was starting to burn out. So something had to give.

2020 was actually the year I started to say no. The change in routine due to covid gave me a chance to take a long hard look at my life and think about what I really wanted to do with my time. So things have been changing in the background and the biggest one happened yesterday.

Sligo Hub begins a new chapter, without me and Kate. We founded the hub in 2018, we thought there was a need for a community based website in Sligo. One that would inform both locals and tourists of what was going on and we wanted it to be a positive voice for the area. I think we achieved that and I’m very proud of what we created – but it was a full time job. There were text messages and emails coming in at any hour of the day (and night) and that was quite stressful in itself. I’m not going to tell you more about where Sligo Hub goes from here because you can read about it on the website and listen to the podcast we did with Clodagh.

I wish Clodagh all the very best for the future, as she takes Sligo Hub to the next chapter.

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