Take care of me vs. take care of the world
Sunday, June 06, 2010
We all are alloted 24 hours per day. We have to balance our time between work, exercise, family, diet, etc. Today, I have said "yes" to things I'd rather not do.
My husband, who lived in a city with public transportation for most of his life, does not have a driver's license. I would like him to get his license, because it will open up time in my calendar that I am currently spending driving him to and fro. A family member has kindly offered to teach him, which should save some tense moments in our marriage. The downside is that we will have to drive 45 minutes to get there, and I will lose a couple of hours of exercise/"me" time while visiting with relatives. Don't get me wrong, I love my family; I've just had a busy and stressful week and I'd just rather stay home. I'm choosing to go anyway, because I know in the long run that if I do, it will increase the quality of both our lives.
I also said yes to a get together with my husband's friends. The main reason for the gathering is that one of the friends is visiting from CA, and doesn't get to the east coast very often. He's a great guy, and I'm looking forward to seeing him. I'm not looking forward to seeing the rest of the group. They are materialistic and very appearance-oriented, and I feel so uncomfortable around them. I really don't want to go, but I feel like my husband will be disappointed if I don't go.