After putting my heart and soul into the Pink Ladies WI, I have discovered just why many WIs are made up of older ladies, it takes over your life. Not one for doing things half heartedly, I have dedicated hour upon hour to the inspiration of women and it is sadly time I do not have. Perhaps in 20 years when my children have left home and I no longer have to work, then I would be able to devote my time and energy, but there are so many other things I want to do. It's time for me to step aside and hand over what was always just going to be a temporary role.
It has been a total blast and the wonderful ladies I have met along the way have made it utterly worth every single second. I've made the best friends ever and shed several tears agonising over the decision but when it's time to go, it's time to go.