Monday I reviewed The Year of Less. It super touched on a lot of things that I had already been mulling over.
And I think what I came to is…my biggest problem is my inability to say no to people who need my help.
This upcoming year was supposed to be my slow down year. My year to get healthy habits ingrained. To rest. To really consider what I wanted to maintain in my life.
Before I embark on my masters program next summer. Yup masters program, while homeschooling my child, and still teaching a bit at the coop. That was the plan.
Instead, I am back on the board of the coop. Because they begged.
I am teaching 4 classes. Possibly to become five because one of them is so far over my max it could almost be a second max, because I can’t say no.
I had thought about starting a tutoring/online teaching venue for while I was getting my masters. And I mentioned it to a few parents as a possible option, if I didn’t teach at the coop this year. Now I’m tutoring in addition to teaching at the coop this year.
And except for the board, these are good things. Things that make me happy.
But not things that give me time to focus at all on myself in the limited time I have left after taking care of the child, the hubs, the home, and the dog (soon to become two?).
Anyone know a good book to teach me to say no? Maybe a class? Seminar? Brain washing?