Monday, 11 August 2008

the price of admission

I really hate to admit defeat but it has come to my attention that I can't do everything, or at least, not all at once. I do have a bit of a habit of over-enrolling myself in activities, over-committing myself (even if just to myself). It's just that the world is so exciting and there is so much to do and really, I am interested in so many things.

I had my deferred exam for Introduction to Health Economics yesterday - hooray. It went ok, I'm confident that I passed but the lead-up to it was very stressful. And now I am enrolled in two subjects this semester and I just don't think that I can manage it. I am vacillating at the moment between discontinuing just one of them (already done) and discontinuing them both and just taking a breather.
The thing is, it really means something to me to be doing this course - makes me feel like while I am taking this year out from my 'career' that I am still achieving 'something'. Because raising a child, moving countries, settling in and setting up a house doesn't count as something? Oh, Amelia!

But when you're snappy at your husband, impatient with your little one and generally at the end of your tether, it's time to stop, take a breather and smell the roses. So, I do admit defeat, it's time to slow down and do some joyful mothering, a bit of crafting, relax a bit and be happy - that's kind of a little victory in itself.

ps. Can you see that I've been quilting? More about that next time.


nikkishell said...

I agree! We put so much pressure on ourselves and try to do too much, i'm guilty of this and have recently had to stop myself from signing myself up for too many things again.
I'm going to join you in smelling the roses. :)

Anonymous said...

A timely post for me. Take a break, cut yourself some slack. Smell the roses. Hell, grow some roses! I spied a Golden Hands Vol 1 in my local op shop, thought of you and bought it.