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.

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    Thank you for your support. It actually went better than I thought. My husband enjoyed his driving time. The party afterward was fun--none of the judgemental friends showed up. I guess I was just worrying over nothing. I had envisioned it much worse. Thanks again. emoticon
    3538 days ago
    You're making a sacrifice now for the greater good! Very wise choice. As far as the friends go, you're good to go especially knowing how uncomfortable you'll be. I'm proud of you for making that choice. Maybe it won't be as bad you think, especially with the friend from California coming in. At least your husband wants you there with him. That is a huge plus!!! Woo Hoo hubby!!! I hope you're able to enjoy the get together. You're a wonderful person and you should be proud of who you are and what you have to offer. I don't know when this is going to happen, but I'll be thinking of you! emoticon emoticon
    3542 days ago
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