Thursday, August 12, 2010
I'm learning to say, occasionally, "No, right now I am doing [this or that] that is requiring all the extra time I have available." I said it the other day to the minister of my church when she asked me if I would be the contact person for the social consciousness raising projects the church is involved with. There's only so much one person can do. Even though I'm only working part-time, it still makes a huge difference in time availability. I have been going along, trying to do almost all of the things I was doing before I started working: I really should be cutting back more. Part of the problem, I guess, is that I tend to consider it an honor to be asked. Although it is good to feel wanted and needed, I think I need to stop looking at it that way, and consider it more of an imposition so I will be more protective of my space and my sanity.