Notes from Iowa: It’s Hard to Be a Caped Crusader When You’ve Got a Day Job

July 3, 2012 by  
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The pressure's great on all of us. Sometimes we need to take a break and reenergize so we can get back in there and save the world another day. Photo: Helder Almeida

Even a caped crusader needs some time to do her day job. Photo: Helder Almeida

Just how do superheroes manage to hold down day jobs and save the world?

Frankly, I haven’t a clue (other than the obvious one: It’s fiction). If you’re a full-time working person, a full-time parental unit, a full-time student, or a full-time-searching-for-a-job person, you may be experiencing what I am: fatigue.

There’s so much to do to try to right the wrongs of the world. So many environmental causes to defend. So many social justice battles to fight. And there’s just so little time.

If you’ve been following Blue Planet Green Living, you may have noticed a lack of posts in the past month. I haven’t been off sunning myself on a tropical island (though Iowa has felt pretty equatorial these past few weeks). I haven’t been sitting on my deck enjoying a book. And I haven’t been out fighting those battles I mentioned.

No, like many of you, I’ve been Working. Long. Hours.

Not that I’m complaining. As a native-born workaholic, it suits me just fine. But as a wannabe Protector of the Planet, well… it’s problematic.

One of my favorite crusades comes in the form of this blog. I enjoy sharing stories of people and their small businesses doing good for the world. I enjoy telling you about products and books that you might like for their quality as well as for their mission.

This isn’t the first time I’ve become a temporary slacker. Fortunately, a fair number of volunteers have stepped forward over the years and have generously donated their talents by providing posts for BPGL. They’ve come through when I just couldn’t muster up a post to save my hide. And I’m grateful.

For the past month, I’ve been more-than-usually immersed in my own world of work. And BPGL has been the neglected stepchild. My apologies to those of you who have patiently waited to see if there is still life in this project.

There is. Please hang in there with me a little longer as I finish work that will not wait. I know you understand, because you have to make choices, too. And sometimes your own cape has to hang in the closet while you do the mundane chores of daily life or even the exciting work that pays your bills.

None of us can save the world alone. We need each other. Thanks for all you do. And thanks for understanding as I take a little more time off to do what I need to do—for my day job.

Julia Wasson


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4 Responses to “Notes from Iowa: It’s Hard to Be a Caped Crusader When You’ve Got a Day Job”

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  4. Karen on July 6th, 2012 11:21 pm

    I feel the same way right now! Oh, to not live a divided life! Good post.