Today I did a very hard thing for me. I said 'no'. I said no to a great opportunity and to something that I have been a part of for awhile and have really enjoyed. It is for those reasons and also because I am hard-wired to be someone who will always say 'yes' and who doesn't want to disappoint others that it was difficult. It was not a decision that I was able to make quickly or easily. But I was able to make it.
The reason is that my life has started to look like a strip of bacon that has been left in the oven too long. It is getting a little crispy. And I know that if I don't pull back and focus on doing well on a few things, that everything in my life will suffer.
I hope that I am able to demonstrate this to my kids. Balance is something we all know that we need, and yet it can be very hard to achieve.
So today is about leveling. About balance. About peace. About calm.