I sold my CSA share. Yeah, I quit.
I’ve learned something about myself this year: it is not a good idea to try to force myself into trying something new. Remember how I started and then quit cooking through a cookbook? And now I’m quitting the CSA.
To be clear, my quitting was definitely not a reflection on the AVOG CSA at all. I felt like it was a great value and the produce was good.
But trying to figure out what to do with a large box of totally-new-to-me produce every week became stressful very quickly and I began to dread picking up the box on Tuesdays. I’ve mentioned somewhere that I’ve been struggling with low iron and thyroid problems, and I think the fatigue and just general not-feeling-great from that was a big factor, too. (Yes, I know all those greens in the box would have been great for my iron but…)
So, I sold my share (at a discount) on Craigslist and a weight was lifted.
One of my strengths is that I know when something is not accomplishing my intended purpose for it, and I won’t hesitate to quit (if it’s not something that other people are depending on me to do).
Of course, for every strength is a corresponding weakness, and so I also tend to not work through something if I don’t think it’s going to do what I thought it was. (I’m not a goal-oriented person who feels a major sense of accomplishment for completing a goal. There was definitely going to be no jubilant I pushed through this and used every bit of my CSA produce for six months even though I struggled with it every step of the way! when it finished in October. I might have collapsed in bed for a few days, though.)
Anyway, so the point of this post is really just to let you know that I’m not doing the CSA anymore because I had blogged about it a few times and I hate it when I leave a loose end like that and some readers think I’m still doing it even though I’m not. :)
And maybe an alternate point is that for a few people that think I “do it all”, the truth is that I might start doing everything but I don’t always finish. ;)