Sunday, August 22, 2010

trying to chill.

Our lives have been nutty lately, and it's all of our own making. Well, mostly. M can't help when things get crazy at work.

The past several months have been a blur. There has been so, so much going on. It feels like the Ouisers aren't enjoying life together much lately because we're being pulled in a million different directions. I don't really think it's fair to S to put her in this craziness. I do not think that our schedules have adversely affected our daughter. I really don't. But I want our family to be calmer than this. And it has to start with some tough decisions. Or at least with saying no.

So I will say no. I've already started actually. There will not be any political campaigning by Ouiser this fall. None. And Mike McWherter is going to need help. Roy Herron probably will, too, but the help can't come from me. It's the first step to reclaiming my balance.

It can be hard when there is so much that I want to do. So much I want to help with. I want to start a community garden. I want to start gardens at our local elementary schools. I want to raise lots of money for the arts. I. Want. To. Do. More. Than. I. Can. Right. Now.

It is very frustrating.


Leslie said...

It IS hard to say no. You're a do-er. But, luckily, I think you also inspire other people to want to do more, and those people should fill the gap. You focus on keeping your family happy, fed, loved, and on track. Other people can do the rest. Really.

So, to use a sentiment from the Goonies: "It's their time out there, and it's our time in here".
Or something like that. Now go have some ice cream.

die Frau said...

What about that crazy candidate who wants everyone to have guns and say the pledge of allegiance or be arrested for not doing so? He needs a LOT of help.

I agree with Les-- take time for you and your family and don't feel guilty about it!