When I was offered another job as elementary librarian, completely out of the blue without applying, I was beyond flattered and thought I'd be an idiot to turn it down. So I accepted it.
And then I realized how much I love spending Fridays with Andrew, Simon, and the dogs. And then I realized I would be subdividing my mental real estate once again, leaving less space for things I love doing like teaching yoga, writing my newsletter, writing this blog, cooking, volunteering, spending time with friends and family, etc, And for what? Why?
I've always had this problem. I want to do everything! There simply aren't enough hours in the day to do what I want....
Please don't interpret this as me saying I am too busy. I am not and have never been. Busy is being a single parent who works multiple jobs. I am not nor have I ever been truly busy.
I changed my mind and said no. Not because it would make me too busy, but because things are perfect the way they are and I don't want that to change.
Admitting you changed your mind is hard. I wish it was easier. I'm sure the millions of Americans who voted for Trump that are about to lose their healthcare agree with me on that one.
It's okay to change your mind. Just say it and move on.
And please, if you care at all about the millions of elderly, poor, and infirm Americans who WILL lose or not be able to afford their coverage due to the GOP's plan, call your senator now: 202-224-3121.
Calling in this case makes a major difference and DOES create change. Only three GOP senators need to say no. We can do this.