So it's Movember time. You'll see from various posts a year ago that I did the Movember mustache growing & fundraising.
This year I'm not. Since lots of people around me are, they might be wondering why I'm not - after all, it's fun and a good cause.
Here's the thing. Like you (I'm sure), we get asked a lot over the course of a year to contribute to charitable causes. Judy (my wife) and I might get asked more than typical for you; we do lots of outdoor sporting events like cycling and running; many of the organized events we do are charity fundraisers.
As a result, we're constantly having to judge which ones are "worthy" or not. And we ended up feeling very reactive about it - and we're planners, and don't like reactive things (all that much).
So Judy & I switched around, and created a proactive plan for how much we're going to give in a year, which causes we want to give to (based on which causes and friends we want to support), and we give to those.
A Movember mustache got cut. :-)
Just so you know.