Friday, March 10, 2023

no... and yes...

How is it Thursday already? I'm teaching only two classes this semester, but every teaching day feels a bit breathless. 

I'm glad I've been learning how to say "no" effectively. I tend to over empathize and overcommit (and then inevitably panic with overload and deadlines) so this is progress. Giving up the Egypt conference was heavy, but I wouldn't have been able to really do justice to that trip at such a busy time of the semester anyway.

Although... I'm happy to be able to say "yes" to things that require mostly money rather than time or energy. And sometimes that lines up perfectly. Having said yes to various girls scouts selling cookies meant I didn't have to make a separate stop for the tea party yesterday as I had five varieties of cookies already sitting in the trunk of my car. 🙂

Pic: From the weekend that was--birthday hike with Big A at The Ledges.

5 comments:

StephLove said...

That's often true with time and money, in both directions.

Nicole said...

I recently said no to something and I was SO PROUD of myself for setting a boundary. It just felt so good! But I do try to say yes to things generally (especially if there are cookies involved!)

Sarah said...

Girls Scout cookies are always a winner-- perfect tea party fare for sure.

NGS said...

I never just run into Girl Scouts selling cookies. I need to figure this out because I need me some Samoas right now.

maya said...

StephLove and Nicole--I've heard people preach both these things for ages, but knowing and doing are two entirely different modes. I'm proud of you too, Nicole!

Agree, Sarah, they're so light. NGS--If you're really craving GS cookies, I think you can order online!

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