Oct. 5th, 2012

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Long time no entry; part of this is the announcement that went live today:

My name’s Julia Beck, and I’m a member of the OTW Board of Directors. I wanted to let you know I need to take a hiatus from my OTW work, including my Board duties, effective immediately. Because of my current situation outside of the organization, I’m not able to fulfill my Board duties as well as the organization needs and deserves. The Board discussed several options, but agreed that my going on leave until the start of the new term would be preferable to my stepping back altogether. As the mid-January start of the 2013 term coincides with the deadline for an important personal project, I’m confident that I’ll be able to make a full return at that time. I apologize for the additional work this is causing, and want to thank my fellow Board members for their trust. I’m also grateful to the candidates stepping up to this year’s Board election, and am looking forward to working with the newly formed Board in January. Thank you for your understanding.




I am sorry, for what it's worth, but I was (am) being buried by RL issues, and my OTW work has noticeably suffered for it. (I'm especially sorry to the committees I should have been *properly liasing* with.) I still have so many Opinions and Feelings and Goals, but what use is that if I can't put in the work towards implementing those?

I do know that new Board members Franzi, Eylul and Andrea in many ways share my priorities (as evidenced in their candidate manifestos), so that's definitely a weight off my mind. Thanks for taking up the torch, guys.

Alright, enough whinging. I wanted to recommend two things:

- Board president Kristen's excellent and thoughtful recent post Spotlight on Board: Kristen Murphy on Personal and Professional Development. It's a good reflection on why I love and admire Kristen.

- The journal of new translation chair (i.e. my successor's :D) Agnieszka, [personal profile] agnieszkas. She's opinionated and funny. Go follow her :)

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