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Responsibility and "getting old"

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

I seem to have this knack for getting myself in over my head. People around me have a way of making me feel that if I don't do what they need me to do, they will "just die". This leads to periodic moments of panic when I realize I have taken on more than I can do.

This week has already been one of those. I have 4 EBay clients all wanting to get stuff up since they have caught the bug, a part time job that I'm not terribly fond of, but I like the people and I'm needed, a horse that needs my attention, and quilts to get finished. Somewhere in there I have to find time to spend time with family and clean my house.

My reaction when I get to this state is to withdraw. I know, not the best reaction to take as it doesn't reduce any loads. So I have discontinued taking quilting commissions for now, which when I finish the ones I am working on now will allow me to take time to do some of my own designs and refresh my mind.

I have also come to the decision that once I get the new software up and running the first of April, I will give them my notice. I have a job offer for a position that I will enjoy more and is more in line with my talents. I know this will cause a stir around me and I've been told that this is not an option, but I must do it for me.

As to the "getting old" part, I guess I have come to realize that if I do what I need to do, the rest of the world WILL survive, and find a way to cope. I am actually quite happy to realize this as it frees me to get some "me" time and still deal with the people around me.

Well, I have a meeting to go to. Keep going and Take some time for your favorite person..... YOU!

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  • ELLEJ9
    Good Job Sweetie! ! You encourage me so MUCH! Thanks for all of your great sharing.
    4840 days ago
    You deserve time for yourself! It is hard to pull back when the whole world counts on you...that's why I wouldn't do the team leader thing solo. I need MY time when I want to have it! I have 50+ restaurants that I do IT support for and there are only 2 of us to do it. It can get a little crazy if we don't prioritize as to what actually constitutes an emergency.

    You are making all the right decisions and those people that are pushing you have their own agenda's. Do what's right for you and other people will understand, after we all have other priorities in life!

    Family first, what's good for you second, then make time for everything/everyone else! I don't think there has been a reported death due to a ebay auction not being posted at the second it becomes wanted....but I'll keep my eye on the news for you! ;) Keep your head up - treading water in the sea of life burns calories too - at least in my book!
    4857 days ago
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