Saturday, August 27, 2011

Too many..................

HATS!!!!!



Right now I am wearing wayyyyyy too many hats.

Let me explain - from the beginning.

Many years ago a friend made me a "one of a kind doll" ........ The doll had a big wide brimmed hat .......... on the brim of the hat were labels of all the "hats" I wore......."mother, wife, sister, teacher, daughter"  well you get the idea.  and the note with the doll said something to the effect - "don't forget you wear many hats - don't let it wear you down".

I kept that doll in the kitchen (where I would see it every single day) to remind myself that yes indeed I did wear a lot of different hats and yes indeed it could wear me down.


Yesterday morning I sent W an email.  We really didn't have anything social planned this weekend (well there's a maybe for Sunday - but what with the predicted weather it is a BIG maybe) And I suggested that we didn't spend the weekend running around looking for a new computer - finding one (I am sure) and then  spend the rest of the time teaching me bookkeeping........ I knew my brain just couldn't handle it.

Ok I was trying to make a point here and seemed to have gotten off the beaten track a bit.

I think I told you all that my accountant who has managed my Preschool books for years and years, is no longer able to do it.  I have been trying to find someone to replace him with absolutely NO success...........either they are all too busy to take on a wee little business like mine .......... OR......... they want to charge me huge amounts of money to take on my little business.  So with W's persuasive advice I made up my mind to try and do the bookkeeping myself (which means a new computer which is why we were thinking of going computer shopping) .......

This is just one more "hat" I am going to be wearing this year............ bookkeeper.


And early this morning I was thinking of all the different hats I wear now... and looking to see if there was any ...... even a small one......... I could remove from my head so that I had a little breathing room.


All that to say - I have taken down my 365 blog.......... it was great when I was recuperating from surgery and needed something to focus my mind on.. something to get me up and out of the house..... It is not so good now... when I am up and running from sun up to sun down.... mind as focused as it is ever gonna be.  So it is gone.  (the blog I mean - not my mind!)

I am also not going to put pressure on myself to write here every day.  Believe it or not I do stress when I haven't written for a day - never mind 2 days!!!  It seems too important that I come here and talk with you all at least once a day.  (Mind you - talk is used very loosely as most of you who visit don't say "boo") 

I am going to try (try being the operative word here) NOT to let other people's drama get to me quite so easily.  And trust me when I say some  people have a whole LOT of drama going on - either of their own making (most of the time) or someone else's (not so much)  Eureka !!!  I found the delete button and am gonna start using it......... instead of feeling I must respond with words of wisdom.


I am going to try and devote my time to things that matter.......... 
First and foremost - my relationship with W....... I want things to keep moving forward - I want things to keep improving - I want to make it better than it ever was!
I want to stay on top of work and not let it lag behind and stress me
I want to master this damn bookkeeping thing........... (I have to get the voices out of my head that say "SHE can't do math!!) and just do it !
I want time for my family - and close friends
I want ME time - so I can recharge the batteries and keep on ticking.......... 


So now you know ........... too many hats tend to give one a major migraine........ no migraines for me this year !!!

 

8 comments:

Sir said...

you don't do the math, the software does it ALL, you just have to input the information needed and the rest is done for you...

you are going to do it very well, just like everything else you take on, then you are going to kick yourself wondering why didn't you ever get the software before this and save all that money for yourself to purchase more corsets...

Anonymous said...

You can do anything. I am sure of it.

<3

Paula

morningstar said...

Sir - i hope i live up to your belief that i really can do this... but with new corsets as the incentive i'll give it one helluva a try that's for sure

Paula - thank you for your belief in me too ...

saffy said...

got to love this blog ... specially this bit ....
*I am going to try and devote my time to things that matter..........
First and foremost - my relationship with W....... I want things to keep moving forward - I want things to keep improving - I want to make it better than it ever was!*
hugs ... you go for it all
saffy

swan said...

I hope you find yourself wearing only hats that fit; that suit you; that make your life more what you want it to be.

I am sure that you CAN do math ;-) Good luck with the new bookkeeping software. It will all come together.

Take care of you and those you love. Attend to what matters. The rest will take care of itself.

hugs, swan

kaila said...

have you given any thought to asking your accountant to possibly recommend bookeeping software for you...like QuickBooks. You can learn to do the data entry yourself and have the actual accountant (I assume you have one for taxes) review your work periodically to make sure you aren't getting too far off track.

Good luck.

viemoira said...

I am HORRID at math yet very sucessful with bookeeping software- I think you'll do fine. :)

Just another lurker said...

boo :P

Thank you for talking to us!