Thursday, April 22, 2010

It's all about ME

Hi friends! Yes, I'm alive. I know it is so unlike me to leave you hanging all day long without an explanation as to what exactly I'm up to, but like I said the other day, things have been a little nuts lately. I'm trying to adjust to my schedule, which has been pulling me in lots of different directions lately, and it's been more challenging than I had anticipated. That's one very tough thing about working as a freelancer--even when the work is done, you're not. There's always something more I can and should be doing. It's just so hard to stop and peel my fingers off the keyboard! I never feel that I'm in a position to just take it easy because, well, my career is far from secure. Sometimes I feel like my CAREER has totally dissipated. I want/need/HAVE to get it back! I will, I will, I will!

So this morning I had a decision to make: Write a blog post or go running. I didn't have time to do both, so I chose the latter. And as much as it hurt me to leave you hanging like that, I really just needed to do something for myself. Plus, if I had skipped the run, this post very easily could have been a rant about how lazy and gross I feel, and I know how much you hate that ;) So really, everyone is a winner here.

The older I get, the more selfish I am. I'm no longer the girl who overcommits myself to things and does favors for everyone even when it's not reciprocated. I pick and choose who I spend my time with and how I spend it. I used to have such a hard time telling anyone no, but now it's a lot easier and it feels good. With that being said, even though this am was all about ME, I will *pinky* promise you now that there won't be many more times I choose a run in the park over YOU ever again.

Ohh and I totally forgot to mention that I'm home in KY right now! Umm, hello! Don't worry, I'll be posting every single day--maybe even twice a day--so definitely check back in! So tell me: Do you have a hard time being a little selfish like I used to? How important is having a "me" day every once in a while?


  1. It's really hard for me to say no! And when I do I often feel guilty about it. But I think it's great that you can do it, it's very important to take care of just yourself sometimes.
    I hope you'll enjoy your time at home!

  2. Me time is VERY important!! I am very selfish when it comes to that. Thankfully I don't have kids and my husband totally understands!

  3. I agree with myhealthypassion - I'm all over ME time. I'm introverted so although I enjoy social time, I have to recharge by myself.

    Ellen, good for you choosing a run over blogging. I totally think that's more important.

  4. Thanks, Aurore :) Yeah, I don't know what happened, but one day I was just able to say NO. Supposedly it's a sign of maturity, but I think I'm just being selfish :)

    Glad I'm not the only one, MHP and Kim! Thanks for understanding girls!