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Time! (Danger! Rant in Progress)

Monday, June 08, 2009

So when are people going to make my schedule a priority so that I can make it a priority?

What is it that everyone feels that I have to be a part of everybody's everything? Why can't I just stay home, or go to the gym, or for a walk, or make my own dinner MOST OF MY DAYS? Do I have to go to every funeral? Graduation? Birthday party? Cookout? And what is it that people feel that I should negotiate my own time for their events & activities? Why isn't "thank you for the invite, i'm unavailable" an acceptable answer? I tell people often "No, is an acceptable answer!" Am I the only one who feels that way?

I finally got the chance to clean my living room and dining room this weekend. Only because I have guests coming for the week. DH & I started talking about why we couldn't keep our house in this condition regularly. Then it hit us... we really haven't had an unscheduled weekend in months. The day that I did yard work all day (becuz everyone who drives/walks by sees that) he was at a funeral. Before that graduation parties, and more funerals. And let's not forget WORK! Which is what I ended up doing today instead of visiting my Mom like I usually do on Sunday (that is NOT a good trend to start).

Hell- now that my house is clean, and my yard more presentable, maybe I'll have the party and make people negotiate their time to come to my house. But, when would I possibly fit it in the schedule?!

I know, I know - to whom much is given, much is expected; and Enjoy being loved and wanted, it might not always be this way.

Still! Can I have a week to myself, maybe just 4 days? And not to go anywhere! Just for a "staycation"! PLEASE!! To take care of me - to pay attention to my goals and make my plans? I don't even want any one to help. Why? Because I might have to fit some reciprocal something in to show my appreciation. THAT is not appreciated....

Do I sound frustrated?
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  • GRACE612
    I feel the same way sometimes. I got invited to a baby shower that is this Sunday. It's for my cousin and his wife. My family really doesn't get along with them, but we go when we get invited. For obvious reasons right now (just having had a hysterectomy 3 weeks ago) I really don't think going to a baby shower is a good idea. So I called and told them I wasn't going, plus the fact I don't think I'm sending a gift either. I'm sure they're mad, but I have to think of me this time and I really don't care.

    I guess what I'm saying, you just have to think of yourself and if you don't feel like going say thanks, but no thanks.
    4351 days ago
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