And, I’m spent.


I’m not doing a very good job pacing myself lately.  And believe me, I like a good pace that includes enough time for Facebooking, General Hospital, and working out sitting on my sofa with a box of Cheez-its. 

I won’t bore you with my laundry list of items I’ve committed myself to. 

– Pre-School Committee Member

– School Auction Leader

– Donate this

– Donate that

– Weekly classroom help

– EWC

– Takle Management (a.k.a. Kris’ errand and project girl)

– Designing websites

– Expanding my cooking repertoire

– Mommy

-Wife

Seriously.  The list could go on. 

So, maybe I will bore you with my laundry list.

Don’t get me wrong.  I like doing all of these things.  I’m just not sure how to do them all well.

I am so overwhelmed with my to-do list that I am overwhelmed with forgetting my to-do list.

The real problem lies here…

I am void of passion in areas I am usually passionate about.  And, I have this performance issue that creeps up and bites me in the badonkadonk at times.  Not to mention not wanting to let people down.

That’s all I got.

I’m sure the spiritual insight has inspired you. 

I suppose I should have titled this post “Setting Boundaries.”  I just never took that dang “Boundaries” class.  Did you?

Are you good at setting boundaries?

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8 responses to “And, I’m spent.

  1. Hi! Connected to you through Bigisthenewsmall and enjoying your website. My kids are grown – well almost – the youngest is still in college. But I still have boundary issues. Women with active, creative minds tend to get themselves in over their heads sometimes ’cause we feel like we have something to contribute and it seems fun and it seems manageable at the time. Then you hit the wall when it comes to passion. To me this is where the guard your heart thing comes in. If I divide my heart (passion) into a million pieces, I don’t have any part left of me to give when something comes along that REALLY needs my attention. Right now I’m in a place where I have a little wiggle room, and I’m reminding myself daily to enjoy the lull and not jump in to fill the space with stuff. It’s hard!!! So many people NEED what I have to offer (jk).

  2. Julie

    Read the Boundaries book. It certainly changed my life and enabled me to, uh … you know … send someone packing! If it can do something THAT monumental, just think how it could help you!

  3. I never took the class….but boy did I learn it BIG TIME in real life!

  4. Well, I think you do a darn good job as all of the above! I have taken the “Boundaries” class, it is good to go through it a few times, so, get started, lol,

  5. Margaret

    Hey girl, boundaries, boundaries, boundaries. Not only that but remember your passion and what you are passionate about and put your energies there. Listen to God and He will tell you where to serve. Whenever I became overextended, God kind of hit me in the head (seemed like the V8 thingie) and reminded me through all my frustrations where I was to be centered. Life was much easier when I was serving where I was called. Love ya and I will be praying for you to find your NO word. LOL.

  6. marla

    You need a “Life Manager” just like we talked about before. Anddddd…. you CAN “just say NO” b/c you don’t have to be everything to everyone. What it all boils down to is that you probably just need a day at the spa! (and you should take me with you 🙂

  7. I’ve become a master at setting boundaries AND not feeling guilty about it.

    I’ll teach you, my friend, because I love you.

  8. Christie

    I have finally learned that ‘no’ doesn’t hurt anyone’s feelings. crazy huh,…

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