This last couple weeks I have been dabbling with the idea of adding something else to my plate....and I want to tell you, but then I don't because you'll say something like...."Oh I didn't know you did that." Or you might say, "Really, who KNEW?!" So lets just say I was approached to help someone out and it would be a once a week commitment. Although in years passed I have wanted to have the ability to do this commitment, it just hasn't been possible. SOOOOO anyways I have been struggling with this idea, balancing things out in my head, rearranging my schedule, etc. When I discussed this IDEA with Jase he lovingly hesitated to tell me that, "Honey, Do you REALLY think you can add something ELSE to your plate?" (my insides were let down....hard) I knew in my heart that RIGHT NOW just wasn't the right time.
After a day to let it sink in my brain, I got the courage up to tell this person NO. See I had already told her I'd LOVE to do it, but now I had to let HER DOWN. I called, no answer. I called another day, different person answered, "please have so-&-so call me back." NO call back. This is making it really hard to tell her I can't do it. I called again, AGAIN no answer, so I left a message telling her I couldn't do it. She called back right away. I told her my situation & OF COURSE she understood, great person.
I felt so (as Jase would say) empowered. It was crazy knowing this would be better if I said NO. Then after saying No, I felt CONTROL! Yes I have control over my life & No I don't have to do everything I am asked to do.
THANK YOU Mrs. So-&-So!
I like Saying No sometimes.