Not Everything

May 30, 2012

This is a reminder to myself. I have so many interests, hobbies, and activities in my life. I am the girl that does everything and doesn't know how to say no. One day I told Aaron we can't ever have kids because I already sleep maybe 6 hours a night and still don't have enough time in the day. How will I ever add children to that mix? I think I'd go insane. Literally. I don't know how you moms out there do it; have kids and be a functioning member of society at the same time. In my mind it's one or the other. I know it's not really that black and white but you get the idea... Sooner or later something has to give. So what do I change? What do I give up or say no to? I only do things that I love. The problem is I love a lot of things. I don't remember the last time in my life I was truly bored. Possibly on my 12+ hour flight from the States to Japan? But that was only because I didn't have a laptop and no matter how many sleeping pills I took my body insisted on being awake the entire time. I swear I was so drowsy I fell into my food tray and yet somehow was still awake. That's some skills my friends. But I digress. When you love lots of things and you want to do it all, how do you decide what to do and what to give up?

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  1. I'm the same way. I have lots of unfinished projects because I start one and then I want to do something else to so I start another one and don't have time to finish the other project. I need to learn to start and finish one project before I start another one.

  2. I went through a period of doing the same thing and I didn't sleep much either! I just look at my life and asked a some really hard questions. How important is this? Can it wait? Why am I wanting to do it? Is most of my to-do list completed?

    Things are still not perfect, but getting better! Good luck!

  3. I know exactly what you mean!!! I'm the same way sometimes. It used to be a lot worse than what it is now.

    Honestly the things that helped me were reading time management books, and focusing on the things I loved the most. It sounds redundant, but I would always give myself 'this or that' choices. If you do that often enough you start to weed out the hobbies from the really important things. I'm still learning and I still get about 4 hours of sleep a night (lol) and even the thought of adding kids to that mix makes me laugh with sheer insanity, but yeah! I'm getting there. lol.

  4. this is so true - i need to remind myself of this more often. often i just want to be able to do everything, and think that i should be able to - and am disappointed when i don't. thanks for sharing this.

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  5. My husband tells me all the time that I can't do everything. And it's so frustrating!

  6. You may remember that I tend to be super busy. I say yes to everything and try to take on a million projects.

    With Harper, it's a little different. I've had to learn how to adjust. I've had to pick and choose what I'll do. I love reading, exercising, yoga, and shopping. I do those things and let the other things I like wait for when I have more time.

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your new blog. It looks amazing and the title is perfect.

  7. Love this. I need this reminder most days.

    xo Shane

  8. I'm getting to an age where I gotta get going on the baby situation soon. Scary thought!! Cuz I feel the same way. How will I have time? I guess a baby won't give me any options. :P


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