Friday, October 15, 2010

10/15/10 A million things

There are so many things I want to post about... childhood fatness, full-lenth mirrors, funks, and so on... I just feel like I don't have the time or the energy. And that's a post in itself.

I've caught myself recently feeling very overextended. I've never really been one who can't say no, yet I am a bit of a people pleaser, and I can be impulsive. So when a coworker asked me to co-present with her at a meeting of our professional society, I immediately said yes. I am really regretting this. It's not that I don't want to do it, because I do. I don't really have a problem speaking in front of people, I love the town it's taking place in, and it means free entrance into the other classes and lectures being offered. The downside is, I hadn't planned for it, so it's like totally giving up a weekend with my family (which I'm very sensitive about lately), and I haven't done a lick of work helping her put this together. Granted, she really only asked me to look it over, but in two weeks I haven't had a spare moment at work to actually look at it. There's also a part of me that is really hates putting my name on something that I don't know anything about -- not like I'm some superstar presenter. I just am a bit particular when it comes to things like that. I sound like a jerk now. Ugh.

Anyway, I'm going. But only for the first day, during which we will be presenting. My hubby is awesome and reminded me how good it will look on the ol' resume to be able to say that I presented at one of these meetings. And this way I'll have Sunday at home -- we have a family obligation anyway. It just turned out to be bad timing and made me all full of angst.

In band news... I feel like now that I'm finally past that period, some restriction seems to have emerged. I'm nowhere near a sweet spot, but I've noticed I'm not nearly as hungry during the day, and I haven't been wanting a snack at night the last two days. That's a bit of a relief. Still looking forward to my fill in 10 days.


Aunt Janet said...

I understand how you feel. I too am a people pleaser. I feel like if someone asks for help it's my duty to help them out if it is at all possible. I am sure that you will do fine.

Dizzy Girl said...

You can do it girl! I'm a people pleaser too but it sounds like you will get some sweet benefits from helping this woman so take advantage and enjoy!!


Linda said...

It's always hard giving up time with the family (especially if you already work outside the home). It sounds like you made a good compromise in the end. Your hubby's right - it is a good opportunity.

Yea for some restriction.

Jenny said...

You will have fun! At least you get some time away from the rugrats. Next time we will chat before you say yes!