The Cave Dwellers

The Cave Dwellers

A whisper. “Anyone there?” There was no verbal reply but the air shivered with the short breaths of many beings huddled in an enclosed space. “We need to talk.” “We can’t.” The words almost faded before they were uttered....
Knowing what you (don’t) know

Knowing what you (don’t) know

After a slow start in the first six months for varying reasons, I feel I am finally getting my motivation going, my brain in gear, and my thoughts in some kind of order. Currently writing a context overview of the third sector, types of organisations, relationships,...
Funder friends

Funder friends

Comment heard a few days ago … (paraphrased) “I’ve built up a good relationship with my funder so it’s easier for me to get funded.” My first thought was – yay, this is good, more money for good projects, going to a good person....
Letting Go

Letting Go

I can be stubborn, I can cling to ideas and possessions and people long after they should be discarded by the wayside. But learning to let go is a valuable lesson I have learned over the years (see, there’s a benefit to being a wise crone). I’ve been...
Learning to learn (again)

Learning to learn (again)

This last couple of weeks have felt chaotic-good. Despite a chest infection, decorating, flat-packed furniture, and feeling like I know nothing I am still here, still excited, still ready for the years ahead. And I had my first official supervision meeting today. It...