This week has been more of the same trying to catch-up: citations, legal research, committee meetings, and file organization. I completed the newsletter for the office and the Chief of Staff continually says nice things about the work I do. I feel like there needs to be a balance and have her give me a few tips. I’ve checked-in with her and she seems to be happy with my performance, so I guess I’ll just stay the course.
A few events of the week to highlight: Unalaska reception with all the crab you can eat; Perseverance play “A raisin in the Sun, about poverty, racism and assimilation; ” Cultural and Education Summit where the kids performed native dances and stood together to say “I like me.”; Women’s Reproductive right Conference Racial equality discussion; and Celebrating women in Alaskan politics with Arlis Strugeluski, Fran Ulmer and others. It’s amazing what they can pack into one week.
Some reflections of the week: I’ve found “the more I learn, the less I know;” cliché, yes, but true nonetheless. I realize I may put more emphasis than needed on tasks I am assigned. I’ve found it necessary to be patience with others as they are working on items ready to make a difference for women, children, health, safety and I am here to learn. Perhaps one day, I’ll be the one making a difference for these and other groups. I’m thankful for each opportunity.