Some days I just feel like a big ole' pie...
And everyone wants a piece of me!
I see why so many people go through mid-life crises in their thirties and forties!
For the most part, I've gotten fairly good at being able to say no when I really need to, but there are times the guilt trips are loaded on like big ole' heaping mounds of whipped cream. Sometimes I load it on myself and sometimes I let the person I'm trying to say no to load it on for me. Either way... you get the point.
This is something I've struggled with most of my life. I want to be the nice girl. The girl who is always dependable, reliable, trustworthy, accountable. When I was younger and stayed home with kids all day, I had a little more flexibility to be able to do more. It's harder now. And yet, I continue to think I can still do what I did then plus work full time with a commute. Plus attend all of my middle and high school kids' concerts, ceremonies, meetings, etc. Thank heavens none of my kids play sports or I would be doomed! We did that for a couple of years and it about killed me.
So here's the part where I supposedly have something wise or profound to say, right?
I wish I had it in me, but I just don't have it today... I'm having a hard time seeing through all the whipped cream.