I think I could literally work 24 hours a day seven days a week and still not completely clear my to do list. Working for transgender rights and fighting against discrimination takes a lot of time and resources. Don't get me wrong, I love my job, but I have no down time, ever. I know that many folks take those quick internet breaks to check facebook or whatever, but I don't even have time for that, there is just too much to do for one person. Part of the problem is that I want to do everything, because the issues that affect my community are just so huge and need to be tackled. The other part of the problem is that I am a self-diagnosed work-a-holic. Lastly, the issues that affect my community are so huge and so varied that they need more than one person who full-time paid job is devoted to this. It is true I have several talented and dedicated volunteers and interns that do an amazing amount of work, but the need/demand is greater than the current resources.
What triggered this micro burst? I was just trying to clean out my in box. I did get down from over 4500 emails to just below 3900, progress for 12:30 am. So some of my friends and colleagues will wake up to a long over due email tomorrow morning and others, well they are still waiting.