I love to help. I love to work hard. I love to be busy and "doing" all the time. I hate sitting still and feeling like I'm not accomplishing something. Be it a goal for someone else, work at the school or exercising, I need to be making forward progress all the time. I hate being stagnant.
All of these things, leads to me having a hard time saying "No" to someone. When Payton's school started, I had all the plans in the world to be involved. I knew my strong points and my favorite committees I wanted to be on. It was just three. That was enough.
Then came another committee. Then a co-chair volunteered me to make something for another committee. (No, Robin, I don't mind!) And then the I agreed to take on the school newsletter. (SO happy with that...getting great feedback!) Then the prinicpal asked me to take on the co-treasurer position.
I realized this week, that I had too much. My school binder was busting at the seams. It wouldn't close! I had to give up something. I did. And I'm much happier. I don't feel like I have to be 10 places at once or that I have too much to do. I love what I've been able to accomplish thus far and I know my work is appreciated.
Ah. If only there was someone to hand the laundry and dusting over too. Guess I better start teaching Payton better.