Hi, my name is Shawna and I have a problem.
I say “Yes”.
A lot. All the time. To everyone. Without thinking. Ever.
I am completely incapable of saying “No”.
It may have variations such as: “Sure”, “No Problem”, “Definitely”, “Oh, You Noticed the Double-Dumbass Sticker on My Forehead – Of Course I’ll Get That Done Too!”
Now that it’s out there, I’m probably going to get 10 more things to add to the To-Do list because I couldn’t say “No”; “they” know that I’m a total push-over.
I should have realized this problem a couple years ago, when one of the GUYS (yes, guys) that I work with gave me a book called, “The Book for People Who Do Too Much”. Shoulda been a sign….
I have written about this problem before…how I want to do everything and BE everything to EVERYONE. I just have such a hard time understanding limitations and time limits and the fact that there are only 24 hours in a day, 7 days a week. Is there? I really didn’t notice…why didn’t someone tell me?
They do say that the first step to recovery is to know that there is a problem. I know now that there is. I am now accountable to all of you, faithful readers, to find a way to say, “No”. I ask for your help and reminders that No, I cannot possibly do everything. I don’t have to. I am not superwoman. She does not exist.
Thank you all for your support in my journey to making “Yes” a word that is no longer a dirty word (unless used in the bedroom – see previous post “Surrender“)