Hold, Fold, Walk, and Run Away

“You got to know when to hold em, know when to fold em,
Know when to walk away and know when to run.
You never count your money when youre sittin at the table.
Therell be time enough for countin when the dealins done.”

– Kenny Rogers, The Gambler

That’s me. I am walking away and it’s hard. Way back last April, I outlined my plans for West Side Story at Middlebury. I was excited and rallied a lot of students to get involved. And a few weeks ago, I decided to scrap the plans after much labor and effort for a variety of reasons.

But the question still irks me: Did I do enough? When do you know to walk away? Is it just a gut feeling or is there a calaculation? Did I walk away to early? Or perhaps too late?