My weakness: I always think I can do more than I actually can. I think I am able to do way more than a normal human being can, so then I get over whelmed and fail. Then I beat myself up for not meeting this huge expectations. vicious
So in response to the latest dare, what’s your weakness? I have made this layout to remind myself to slow down and not take on more things.
You’d think as a SAHM –stay-at-home-mommy I’d have tons of time to do whatever I needed? And you’d be right, partly. For the most part I do have extra time to do things for myself but lately my time is getting used by other things. I am an active member in my local moms of multiples club. I volunteered to be on the new-mom committee and help with welcoming new moms, setting up social activities, and providing support. Sounds great right? Here’s the problem: it requires much more of my time and effort than I realized it would. And honestly it’s more time than I want to give. Sure I could do my phone calls and emails and other duties during my babies’ nap. But that’s MY time, my time to scrapbook, craft and create something. So call me selfish but I hated giving up those precious hours a couple of times a week.
I also am the cook, house-cleaner, and laundry lady at my house. These are my duties as a SAHM, and these are things I do to help my hubby get to work each and every day so he can earn the paychecks (and insurance) that keep our little family going.
So I quit. I decided I have way too much on my plate and I need to unload. I feel a little bad about it, who wants to be a quitter? Not me. But I also don’t want to be the one who falls behind and short changes the group and our new moms because I have too much going on.
And I decided it takes a strong woman to know when she’s reached her limits and is willing to admit it. So there it is.
The bright spot is I have made a few layouts this past week and a mini book.
Yay for me!
And this is my personal declaration:
I will do something creative every day. I will nurture the creative spirit that is in me, every day. I will not take on anything else that takes time from the things I have to do in my home and those things I need to do in my art.