that’s right. it’s week five of the six-week one room challenge and i posted nothin’ on my entry way progress. a fellow blogging friend even noticed i hadn’t posted anything and sent me a reminder last night…how sweet is that?!
i could have inconspicuously slumped off into a corner and not even brought this to light but then i felt like it was a missed opportunity. an opportunity to let you all know that i over commit to things. all things pretty much. i feel like God gave me the fantastic (and crappy) gift of being able to multi-task fairly well. he also gave me an ego that sometimes thinks it can literally do everything. everything. it turns out i cannot.
i knew committing to this round of the orc was a bit of a stretch. i am in a busy season of life that includes a part time job as a consultant dietitian, this little barn sale gig, a blog, high ambitions to exercise on occasion, two competitive gymnasts, a tee ball player, a tee ball coach (aka husband), a potty-training toddler, a PTA board position, three chickens, two cats and a garden. oh and friends that i would actually like to see and remember to text back.
but you know, it’s ok. it really really is ok. can you tell i am trying to convince myself? it bothers me when i can’t seem to do it all…why is this? it’s ridiculous.
i should add that when people ask me to do things for them, i am so happy. i truly am. i love helping people so if i tell you, “sure, i can do that for you” please know that i mean it. the person i have the hardest time saying no to is myself….paint my front door today, sure i can fit that in. remove the shelf that our microwave sits on….yep, i can totally squeeze that in while the kids get ready for school. take a shower….well, let’s not get carried away.
so today i am giving myself permission to be ok with not doing it all. to utter the words, “i can’t do that” ugh…i hate the sound of that.
i also feel like i might need this shirt.