Monday, November 16, 2009
Things I've said no to
* Going on a Halloween bike ride (which sounded really, really awesome)
* Joining the Lion's Club
* Going to my mother-in-law's for dessert on Thanksgiving
* Tutoring an extra evening with the ESL volunteer work I do
* Extending my family Christmas trip to Arizona so that it would take up all of my holiday time off
Which isn't to say that I didn't want to say yes to all of these things (OK, I didn't want to say yes to the Lions Club--being on one town committee, the cultural council, is more than enough). But I am learning my limits. Learning to listen to my instincts about how much I can actually do. Learning to honor the part of me that needs down time, and needs writing time. Learning that if I don't fiercely protect that time, it will get taken up and taken over faster than you can say "Sure I'd love to."