I have this problem where I can’t say no. I seem to love piling more things on my plate when it seems like there is no way I can fit one more thing. I still find a way to make it work, even if it feels like I’m going to burn out sometime soon. Anyone else have this problem? I read an article recently where a successful business woman said she started feeling empowered and happy when she learned to say “no.”
I have this problem. Ok, it’s not really a problem…not a serious one at least. I’ve had this quirk for a LONG time–maybe since high school. Tuesdays are a good day for confessions, right?
Ok here I go.
I want to do ALL THE THINGS.
Whew. That feels good to get off my chest!
What I mean is that even when I have a lot going on, I have this urge to add more things to my plate. I like juggling, but I’m not particularly good at it.
In high school, I was an honor roll student while also participating in show choir, musicals, band, regular choir, part-time job, driver’s ed, and anything else I could get my busy little hands on.
Now, I am a mother, wife, friend, full-time event/production coordinator for a non-profit, aspiring author, blogger, social media enthusiast, reader/reviewer, and I have recently decided to do more things.
Sometimes I succeed for a little while in keeping everything spinning happily and other times I fail miserably.
But I realized something. I need to be busy, because that’s what makes me happy. Even if it doesn’t always work out or turn out to be the right thing for me. I thrive on busy. I dine on stress and filled calendars for dinner. I love it.
So, I think I’ll continue doing all the things while still being an awesome mom to two crazy kids and a wife to man who loves me, even though I want to do all the things. And he encourages me to follow my dreams.
So next time I venture into a new thing to test the limits of my juggling, I’ll give it a whirl. Who knows? Maybe I’ll love it. If not, I’ll trying something else. Life’s great like that.
What things do you juggle? Just go for it!
Have you ever lost sight of what is truly important? Life speeds by at 100 MPH and it’s hard to take a moment and put one foot on the brake. And just. slow. down. And breathe.
Once in awhile, life trips you and forces you to slow down a little, even if you fall flat on your face. Maybe you lost your job. A family member is sick. A door closes.
So you stop. Maybe tears of pain or sadness fall to the ground as you mourn the way life used to be. You’ve skinned your knee when life tripped you.
But then you notice something on the side of the road. A beautiful flower you would’ve missed if you had kept running at full speed. Your kids playing, growing up. How did they get so old already and I didn’t notice? You smile. And get up. Brush off the dirt. Because life is worth living.