I’ve been having a hard time lately being so “strung out” with everything I have going on and feeling like I have my hands in too many things. Then I heard someone say this phrase at Starbucks and, though I’ve heard it before, it struck a chord. The very same day I was driving and heard another message about giving up some things in life, even if the things are truly good, because we fill up every last minute of our lives. I really feel like I need to just sit and be a good wife/friend/person for now.
I started thinking about it all, and what I have on my plate:
-Student two nights a week
-Full time employee
-Hospital intern/volunteer once a week
-Jr. League member
-Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters
-Church nursery volunteer once a week
-Bible Study member
-Dog Sitter (we host dogs in our home periodically)
I heard another message yesterday that said “We do the best we can at any period in our life” but I don’t think I’ve been very successful at any of these things and it’s time to cut back so I can really rock at my roles. Some things need to go…
As of now, I’ve cut Big Sister from the list and also am not renewing my Jr. League membership. That alone took up more than half of my Saturday this weekend. Oy…. In June, I think I’ll be cutting back on the church nursery. This summer I’m attempting two classes for nursing prereqs, so I’ll need all the time I can muster.