This isn't really a place for me to vent my frustrations, but I think I will tonight. Please bare with me while I list off some of the things that have previously kept me away from my blog.
I've got so many things going on! I'm sure I'm far from the only one with about a million things to do. All of you, my lovely readers, are busy too, I'm sure. Let me know if any of this sounds like you, or if you are my complete opposite.
I'm very much a "yes" person. If someone comes up to me to ask me to do something, it's very likely I'll say yes. I'm a leader of two different social organizations, and I'm also an advocate for one of those (yes, two different positions within the same organization). It's a lot of work! My seven year old son is a member of one of those groups, and we meet each week.
On top of that, my four year old daughter takes dance classes for two hours on two evenings of the week. She will soon try out for the competition team, and likely be accepted. That will bring us up to five hours total and three nights a week. But these are my children, and I want them to be social and form good friendships.
I also love to bake and I'm not too bad with cake decorating, if I do say so myself. Along with making birthday cakes for my kids, I have many friends who come up to me and ask me to bake something for their kids, or sisters, or whoever. Don't get me wrong. I love this! It makes me feel good and puts a smile on my face. But it's also more stuff that I say yes to without really thinking things through first.
If all of this isn't enough yet, I adore entertaining. This past Saturday, I hosted my son's birthday party (with one of the most involved cakes I've ever made). This week, I've committed to hosting Easter dinner. Again, I invited people without thinking about what I was actually saying first. Two of these friends have husbands who aren't home. The other family doesn't have anywhere else to go. No one should be lonely on a holiday (even if that holiday merely means a breakfast of candy and deviled eggs, and a huge dinner in this house...hey, I'm Pagan...I was just raised to celebrate the day, so that's what I do). With all of that being said, I'm totally excited to be having some great friends over this weekend!
Yes, I love being involved and helping people out. It's kind of what I do. But sometimes I give so much of myself that I don't have anything left over for me. Or to clean my house for that matter. And I'm having people over this weekend! I better get to cracking!
Does your social and/or every day life get to be too much for you sometimes? Are you like me, or do you easily say no?