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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Drowning on Dry Land


cheesy? mellow dramatic? possibly. probably. all signs point to yes. i literally made 4 pages of excel spreadsheets this week for all the things i have to get done. i am learning how to say no. i am learning that it's ok to not be able to figure out everyone's issues. i am learning that i can't do everything for everyone. i can't tell you how many times in the last 2-3 years i've heard something along the lines of "she doesn't have kids, she has time to do it". that's EXACTLY why i DON'T have time to do it. i am deciding my mental health is more important than being everyone's "go to" person. so sorry if i'm not able to do something for you. i really wish i could but sometimes it might not be possible. i really only have one whole day every other week "off" and i use the term off loosly b/c by 6pm i'm back "on" but whatever ;).
it's ok for me to make "appointments" with myself in my schedule book and when people ask me for something that day, i don't have to give them my life story as to why i can't, i can just say, i have plans. those plans might just include me in my pajama's on the hammock with a book, but they don't need to know that. sorry i'm rambling but for my sanity i needed to vent for a few minutes. thanks for listening. sorry to be so dramatic and oh woe is me. tomorrow i have a date with my pj's and Holden Caufield (The Catcher in the Rye, it's a book lest you think i have a real date haha) I probably won't take a shower until noon when I have to get ready for a meeting and really start my day.

i hope you all can take a mental health day soon too! it's a growing epidemic!

alright off to make 1 or 2 more spreadsheets....yipppppy!

4 comments:

Kristin said...

good for you amanda! you know, the prophets have said that we need to take care of ourselves before we can truly take care of other people. i'm glad that you're taking care of YOURSELF. :) :)

Jenn @Cuddlesandcameras said...

I struggle with this ALL THE TIME ! It's good to be stindgy (sp?) with your time. I personally stuggle with the whole "saying no" and then feeling guilty... but when things take away from my family (where I find my sanity) I just have to...
Way to go Amanda! :D

Natasha Holmquist said...

Good for you Amanda!!
By the way will you fly here to Utah and watch my kids and make me cupcakes and clean my house? You don't have kids... so you should have time to do that.
I'm kidding i'm kidding.

MAUIGOOSE said...

ITS TRUE....TAKE A DAY! ENJOY IT AND DONT FEEL GUILTY - ITS FOR YOU AND YOU ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT. NOBODY WILL CRASH AND BURN CUZ YOU WANT A HAMMOCK DAY! =)

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