I actually have 5 sponsors on my desk (actually, their information, not the sponsors themselves) at one time.
How can that be? I have never had that many at one time. In some ways, it’s overwhelming. I have to, in a matter of just a few days, contact all of them, get to know something about them and then call twice as many contacts on the rez to make an appropriate match.
Don’t get me wrong! I am NOT complaining about having sponsors. It’s just that the universe has a strange sense of timing. I have these sponsors when I also have several other pressing tasks and a deadline – since I traveling out to Pine Ridge a week from today. I feel like I remember feeling when I was in school and it was time for mid-terms or finals.
I’m trying to get organized. It’s not usually difficult for me, but it seems that there is a lot of subconscious thought going on as well, which is making it more difficult to concentrate. I can’t add the subconscious topics to the “To Do” list because I don’t know what they are. Obviously they are important but touchy. So they will live a life of their own while I try to organize the rest.
I’ve been trying to contact the Food Program drivers for one of the areas I coordinate all week as well. I have had an interesting story about one of the food recipients and want to talk to them about it, to get their impressions. If you think “phone tag” is no fun in your life (and you’re right), it is even worse when you do it with someone on the rez. I have to do some more of that today as well.
Okay, time to get going. My husband has gone out hiking for the day to “stay out of my hair.” The cat is fed and so am I. Time for some caffeine and the phone. Oh wait . . . it’s 10:30 AM here . . . that means 8:30 AM in Pine Ridge . . . just a bit early to call people, even if it is about a sponsor.
Maybe I have time to enjoy that coffee and listen to the birds.