We’ve been without a director for the last 6 months or so. It’s been tough. We have a fantastic team and we work well together, but in the end this limbo state is wearing on all of us. It’s particularly tough heading in to the academic year when having a director is most critical. We vacillate between wanting to change things we dislike most and resisting the urge because it might all be undone as soon as the position is filled. The uncertainty is brutal. And there are days when doubt creeps in and makes you wonder if this is how it’s always going to be. We know it’s not. But it doesn’t stop us from fearing it is.
Someone posted this on social media recently and it resonated with me. There’s been a lot of treading and keeping my head above water that some days I need a reminder I DO like librarianship. Today is one of those days I need to remember to just keep swimming.