One of my resolutions last year was to start saying "yes" more. I was thinking that perhaps I was missing out on something that I might enjoy if I kept saying "no".
Well, I've been doing a lot of this lately. And it's not always a good thing.
Yesterday, I had to step back and tell someone that I could not do something that I previously agreed to do. It is a large task and right now, I'm just not ready to take on that much responsibility. Fortunately, they were very understanding of my circumstances and very considerate about the whole thing.
If you know me, you know I am constantly running around and doing things. But, for this particular event, I had to step back. I need to be more of a follower than a leader at this point. I think I have enough stress on me trying to get back to a "normal" life.
It made me happy that they were so understanding, but I did worry that they wouldn't "like" me anymore or trust me to do anything and follow through next time. I hate not following through with something.
I didn't want to add any stress to my life, but I don't want to be known as the "girl who doesn't follow through". Does this make any sense or am I the only one who struggles with this?