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 !!!