It could never happen to me

Burnout is a strange beast – one you can see coming from quite a distance, but somehow are powerless to run or hide from. At least, that’s how it was for me. I saw it coming for a year to a year and a half before it hit me. I was not naïve about it – I knew what it looked like in others, and I knew when to intervene and assist.
From the position of a spectator, everything is that much easier. You can observe impartially, note when something seems out of character, identify when a break is needed. You see the forest when you add up the trees. But when it was me I could only see each tree, knowing that the forest was there but not realizing I was surrounded by it. Continue reading It could never happen to me