I’ve heard people in the CPS community talk about burnout. I’m aware that it exists and I know it happens to many technicians and advocates. They start off all gung-ho but then they do too much, too often and they just get burned out.
But I have to say – there’s no sign of burnout here. I’ve been heavily involved in CPS for about 9 years and I’m still in love with it all. For me, it just never gets old. That elated giddiness that I used to feel before a big check event is gone but the passion is still as strong as ever. Helping parents and caregivers keep their kids safe and sharing my knowledge is such a rewarding feeling for me. I just can’t imagine that I’d ever want to stop doing this in the future. DH thinks I’m addicted. I think he may be right but I don’t want to be “cured”! LOL!